Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – No Fail!

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Made with Crisco, these classic chocolate chip cookies are chewy in the middle with a delicious crunchy outer shell. Easy enough for anyone to make!

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As the Cookie Monster once said, “Home is where heart is. Heart where cookie is. Math clear: Home is cookie.” I couldn’t agree more. I love it when my home smells of freshly baked cookies. Somehow it just makes everything feel cozy and warm. Having eaten more chocolate chip cookies in my day than I’d like to admit, I can guarantee that these Crisco chocolate chip cookies will hit the spot!

While a lot of cookie recipes these days use butter, this recipe uses Crisco to create a classic chewiness that will keep you coming back for more!!

Crisco Chocolate Chip Cookie FAQs

What is shortening?

Shortening is a general term used for any fat that is solid at room temperature. The most commonly known forms are margarine, lard, and vegetable shortenings such as Crisco. Since shortening is 100% fat (as opposed to the 80% fat in butter) it reacts slightly differently in baked goods such as cookies, breads, and cakes.

In this recipe, it makes cookies that turn out every time, taste delicious, and are satisfyingly soft.

Is butter or Crisco better to use for chocolate chip cookies?

Cookies made with butter tend to have a crispy texture and slightly richer flavor while cookies produced with shortening have a softer, chewy texture. So, it just depends on your preference! Generally, you can do a one-to-one substitution if you want to swap one for the other in a recipe.

Can I use regular shortening instead of butter flavored?

Either one will work. The butter-flavored shortening will simply provide a richer flavor.

Does it matter whether I use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips?

Nope! Both work great. Really the only difference between the two is their level of sweetness. Milk chocolate chips are much sweeter. Semi-sweet chocolate chips have a slightly more bitter flavor.

How to make these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie texture depends on a lot of factors such as the amount of flour you use, the type of sugar, and the form of fat that is incorporated! That is why there are so many different recipes. Some make them more cakey while others make them more flat.

This recipe uses a mixture of sugars, a decent amount of flour, and butter-flavored Crisco to give you cookies that are the perfect medium of soft and crunchy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

  • Crisco Shortening
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda
  • Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Large Eggs

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If you’re looking for a no-fail chocolate chip cookie recipe, this is your luck!

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious chocolate chip cookies are fool-proof. They turn out perfect every single time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 36 servings
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips


  • Mix the crisco and sugars in a stand mixer at full speed until fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and mix on SLOW, just until there is no more visible flour. Don't over mix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop onto parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet.

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