Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the best chocolate chips cookies! They are my claim to fame in my family. Just follow the directions exactly, including how to cool them, and you will have the best chewy chocolate chip cookies.


1-1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375ºF. Combine brown sugar, Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat egg into creamed mixture.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop rounded measuring tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375ºF for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist), or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack; remove cookies to foil to cool completely.

Makes about 34 cookies.