The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Soft, Chewy & Irresistible by Donna John

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Soft, Chewy & Irresistible

One of the writers way back in my iParenting days gave me this recipe for her soft chocolate chip cookies. She told me this chocolate chip cookie recipe was the best she's ever made. CJ Johnson, you may be right. This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is super moist and full of creamy chocolate chips. A cookie lover's dream.

To make this moist chocolate chip cookie recipe you need to gather just a few ingredients. Here is your shopping list so we can get to baking: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, butter-flavored shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, milk chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips. 

These chewy cookies are so decadent you could serve them for dessert after dinner. Or just keep an airtight container of them on the counter for when that sweet snack urge hits. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 24


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Recipe Notes

  • For easier cleanup, line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Try this recipe with dark chocolate chips.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter.
  • For the moistest cookies, do not overbake.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. 
  2. Beat shortening, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets (be generous with the dough to guarantee cookies are soft after baking). Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 10 minutes. Remove cookies when the tips are slightly browned. Do not over bake. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 179

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 89mg

Total Carbohydrate: 24.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 13g

Protein: 2.4g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 11mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 39mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh, I'm all about the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, thank you! (And I remember CJ, she was great!)
Mike Prochaska
Your food always looks so good!! Who don’t love cookies.
Do we preheat the oven to 350°?
Donna John
Yes. You should always preheat the oven. Let me know how these turn out for you! Wish I had one in my hand right now! :-)
Donna John
Please post your pics of the finished cookies! We love to see them.

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