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Everytime I give out my chocolate chip cookie recipe everyone always tells me it didn’t taste the same as mine and they didn’t look like my cookies. They always tease me questioning whether I left a step out or an ingredient. My chocolate chip cookie baking has been an ongoing process since the age of 17. It took me about twelve years to perfect my cookies and now I never look at the recipe. It’s like riding a bike…I never forget and it is perfection every time!


  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Crisco
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 – 2 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1 cup + 1 handful of Nestle Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine brown sugar, white granulated sugar, and Crisco in large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed
  • Unwrap one stick of butter (1/2 cup) and cut into little squares and place in a microwave safe bowl or cup and microwave two times for 15 seconds stirring butter until completely melted
  • add hot melted butter to batter mixture in bowl…do not turn mixer off but continue to mix on medium speed while preparing the eggs
  • crack two eggs into small separate bowl and whisk with a fork and then add to the mixing ingredients in bowl already…do not turn mixer off but continue to mix everything on medium speed
  • add salt, baking soda, and vanilla
  • stop mixer, scrape down sides of bowl, and add 1 cup of flour on low-speed
  • scrape sides of bowl and then add another 1 cup of flour
  • gradually add remaining 1/4 cup of flour as needed a little at a time until cookie dough sticks to beater nicely

    • add Nestle Chocolate Chips
    • using two dinner spoons scoop and push dough onto baking sheet and then with fingers make a nice rounded ball
    • place in oven for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brownallow cookies to sit on cookie sheet about 7 minutes until they flatten before removing to a cooling rack
    • yields approximately 36 cookies

Enjoy these soft on the inside…crisp on the outside cookies!

Happy graceful living!