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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my family’s favorite Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.

This recipe uses basic pantry ingredients and doesn’t require extra time for chilling the dough before baking!

I’ve been making these for many years, and they’re always a hit at Cookie Swap parties!

 I love how they turn out crispy on the outside, but soft & chewy on the inside.

Just a hint of buttery goodness, and perfectly sweet!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies



  1. Soften butter. Let the butter come to room temperature before mixing, so it’s evenly distributed.
  2. Measure the flour precisely. Use a DRY INGREDIENTS measuring cup. Scoop the flour in and shake it to help it settle. Then level it off with a knife. Easy peasy! 
  3. Mixing: Do not over mix! Stir until just combined. Over mixing can result in really flat cookies.
  4. Use quality of chocolate chips. You can use your favorite brand, but brand names tend to perform better than generic brands in this recipe.
  5. Use parchment paper and DO NOT over-bake: Parchment paper helps prevent the cookies from sticking to the pacn and will help delay burning on the bottom, but they WILL burn if you leave them in the oven too long. You want them done, not doughy and not too brown, so check at the 8 minute mark.

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CAN YOU FREEZE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGHYes! This recipe is freezer-friendly. I like to make a double batch of this recipe when I prepare it. I bake one batch right away and then after I get to the stage where I roll the dough into balls, I place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze the dough balls individually. Once frozen, I transfer them all into a ziploc bag to freeze.

Can you bake the frozen cookie dough?  Yes!

Thaw to Bake: Remove desired quantity from freezer and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I prefer to cover with a light cloth kitchen towel while they thaw. It takes them about an hour or two to come to room temperature in my home, this may vary according to where you live (elevation, humidity, season of year, etc). Then bake according to the regular Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Frozen Bake: Remove desired quantity from freezer and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in preheated oven and bake. They take about 15 minutes in my oven to reach the desired level of doneness. This may vary according to your oven type and where you live.


Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 36

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes 8 seconds
Total Time 22 minutes 8 seconds


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/3 cup Butter, I used Salted
  • 1/3 cup Shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Self Rising Flour (If using All Purpose, add 1/2 tsp Salt & 1/2 tsp Baking Soda)
  • 1 package your preferred brand of Chocolate Chips


Pre-heat oven to 375

Mix both sugars, butter, shortening, egg, and Vanilla Extract.

Slowly add flour until mixed well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonful (or use melon scoop) onto cookie sheet (Parchment Paper really helps here.)

Bake for 8-10 mins until light brown.

Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet before removing so they don’t fall apart!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Diana Ware-Page

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

This looks yummy, I prefer either thin , Crispy chocolate chip cookies or b8g, thick full of walnut ones, and these fit the thin and Crispy to a tee !!


Monday 15th of July 2013

i don't use shortening in my baking, but i'm sure the end result tastes wonderful

Deborah Wallin

Monday 15th of July 2013

nothing makes my boys happier than homemade cookies, and chocolate chip is their favorite, of course.


Friday 12th of July 2013

Yummy! My family has cut down on desserts though so if I want these I have to wait till Monday.

Linda Meyers-Gabbard

Thursday 11th of July 2013

Yummy yummy

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