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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Test

We put an old chocolate chip cookies recipe to the test to find ideal baking times and temperature. Result: some of the best cookies I've had! The original recipe is as follows (with my modifications in brackets).
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Chill:2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies


  • 2 cups shortening I used 375 g of Crisco
  • 2 cups brown sugar I used 1 cup, which is about 210 g
  • 1 cup white sugar I used 3/4 cup, which is about 160 g
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 10 g
  • 3 eggs
  • cups all purpose flour 540 g
  • 2 tsp fine salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup nuts I omitted these to make purist chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 package chocolate chips I used 210 g


  • Cream shortening until smooth (about a minute).
  • Add sugar gradually until incorporated.
  • Add vanilla and eggs, beating well after each egg.
  • Sift flour, salt, and baking soda into a separate bowl, and mix well.
  • Add to creamed mixture until incorporated.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Per results of my tests (see Notes), my recommended baking time is 12 minutes at 350 °F, after waiting for the dough to chill fully in the fridge (at least two hours).