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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

You're going to love these cookies!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 cup softened shortening (can use butter flavored for more flavor)
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (totally optional, I don't usually add but if I did it would be walnuts)


  1. Beat shortening, sugars, vanilla, milk and eggs until light and fluffy.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour with salt and baking soda; blend into shortening mixture.

  3. Stir in chips and nuts (if you're using them).

  4. Use 2 spoons to scoop batter and form into a ball. Drop 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes, you should see a few scattered areas of golden brown on the tops of the cookies.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit on the baking sheet for another minute or two.
  7. Use a spatula to transfer to cooling rack. Once cooled, store in an air tight container on the counter and enjoy!