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Favorite Recipes: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Name: Elizabeth L.
Total Recipes: 8



The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dish: Cookies & Bars
Dish Type: Chocolate
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 2 / 10
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 10-12 min.



  • 2 cups butter flavored shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips, coconut and macadamia nuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy! - they will be chewy. If you like them crispy, increase the cooking time to about 12 minutes. (My mom loves them burnt!)


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Jivanto V. (georeader)
10/6/2007 12:49 PM ET
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