“Just” chocolate chip cookies recipe is the best


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Do you know the best chocolate chip cookie recipe? Sometimes simple, “just” chocolate chip cookies are the only recipe that you need. Are you ready to start baking?

“just” Chocolate Chip cookies is what my husband, Rob asked for.  Not stuffed with Oreos or candy. no M&Ms, nuts, white chocolate chips. Just plain semisweet Nestle chocolate chips are all that he wanted in these cookies.

photo by Christine Lisi

I like to make different treats with all sorts of tweaks, to challenge myself.  Since I asked for his request, I decided to honor what he asked for.  Plus, I have about a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes to select from, so I can always mix things up that way, right?

I do prefer to make puffy chocolate chip cookies so I used Crisco.  I find when I use butter, I have to set aside a few hours (or overnight) for chilling or the cookies spread a lot and are very thin.  With this recipe, I don’t have to chill at all.

I also wanted to try out my new cookie scoop that I found at Marshall’s for $6. So I had to bake something!

cookie scoop, photo by Christine Lisi

A couple of notes – when you measure the flour, use a large spoon to scoop from your flour container into your measuring cup to make sure you get the right amount. If you just pour into your measuring cup, you likely will get too much and that can make for a dry cookie.

I also like to stagger my cookies on the sheet so, if they spread, they won’t be all smooshed together.  I use nonstick baking liners too.  They make cleanup easier and I don’t have to worry about cookies sticking to the pain.


  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 tbs water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 ts baking aoda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 heaping cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Add eggs,vanilla and water.  Fold in dry ingredients.  Mix in chips.  Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop out 1/4 cup dough.  Stagger on cookie sheet .

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe, photo by Christine Lisi

Bake 9-11 minutes or until you see a few golden patches on top.let cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet.  Remove and cool completely.

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe, photo by Christine Lisi

Store in covered container.

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