Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. Nothing out of place, just a simple exceptionally delicious cookie that turns out utterly perfect every time.
brown, firmly packed
coarsely chopped, optional
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is named “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies” for a reason. It has everything cookie authority could possibly ask for. A perfect texture that is slightly crispy on the outside yet remains chewy on the inside. It is one of our top-rated home cook favorites.
Heat oven to 375℉ (190℃). Combine the shortening, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375℉ (190℃) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist-do not overbake), 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies.
Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.