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“This recipe was handed down in my family. These are the best classic chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The best chocolate chips for this recipe are High quality milk chocolate. Or you can stay true to the recipe and use Smarties or M&Ms as well. These cookies can stay good for up to a week in an airtight container if they last that long!!!”
12 big cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup Crisco
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup smarties candies (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips) or 1 cup M&M's plain chocolate candy (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine in a separate bowl: Flour, baking soda and salt
  3. In a mixer beat butter and sugar together.
  4. When well creamed (until you can see no yellow bits) mix in egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat wet together.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients
  7. When well combined mix in the chocolate chips or smarties
  8. Let chill in fridge 30 mins minimum
  9. Make balls of dough using your hands. Place on a cookie sheet
  10. Bake 325 degrees fahrenheit for about 18-24 minutes depending on size of cookies formed.
  11. When done take out of oven and let sit on cookie sheet 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire cooling rack
  13. Enjoy.

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