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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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“I first tried this recipe for my daughter's graduation reception. These were the first cookies gone and I had lots of people asking, "Where DID you get this recipe?!" I have tried lots of different chocolate chip cookies over the years and these truly are the "ultimate" in my family's opinion. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  4. Beat in egg.
  5. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl.
  6. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 3-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet (I prefer air-bake cookie sheets).
  9. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist--do not overbake), 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies.
  10. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet.
  11. Remove to wire rack.
  12. Serve warm or cool completely before storing.

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