I have no idea how out of 25 cookie recipes on our blog we don’t have a single good ol‘ reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe!! That’s pretty messed up! I’m sure it’s because everyone has a chocolate chip recipe they love and so it’s fun to share recipes that are different and new. However, everyone could use another wonderful chocolate chip cookie recipe… especially this one. It really is famous too… Melanie won 1st place with it at a Thanksgiving Point cookie bake off!! It is my number one chocolate chip cookie recipe – fabulous taste and texture. Enjoy!
**FYI–a note from Melanie:
A couple of years ago I quit using shortening in anything. I now use all butter in this recipe. So, I now leave out the shortening and replace it with an equal amount of butter ( 1/2 cup). I found that the cookies still have that perfect texture as shown and don’t go flat, if you chill the dough for an hour or so before baking. You may need to bake for a few minutes longer–but DO NOT over bake–take out when barely brown. Then leave on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to the wire rack for cooling**