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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert


  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Electric mixer


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter and Crisco
  • Add both sugars, mix
  • Add water and vanilla
  • Add one egg at at time, mixing after each egg
  • Add salt, baking soda and one cup of flour and mix
  • Add the rest of the flour one cup at a time until thoroughly mixed
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Scoop equal size cookie dough, not overcrowding your sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. They will not look done. They are! Let them cool 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack.


Yes this recipe calls for Crisco. No you cannot make substitutions. This is not a recipe where you try to substitute an ingredient to make them healthier. Alternative flour won't do, egg equivalents are definitely not equivalent. Trust me on this. I am that girl who wants to make her food as nutritious and whole as possible. But sometimes exceptions must be made for the best cookies ever.