Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Cookie Recipe

There is nothing more popular than a really good Chocolate Chip Cookie. The food is considered a true American comfort food. What's needed is a really good cookie recipe. This one you'll appreciate.

The restaurant guests voted it a favorite restaurant dessert recipe for a cookie!

One of my favorite things to do is make cookies and give them as gifts. I give cookies for almost any occasion.

This recipe is very old. It was given to me when I started the restaurant and it has been a good one ever since. Grandma raised four boys with these cookies! :-) It is now a favorite real restaurant recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Makes 3 - 4 dozen cookies, depending on size


  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)



  • Cream shortening, sugar and brown sugar
  • Add eggs and vanilla
  • Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture
  • Add oats, chocolate chips and nuts (if using)
  • Spoon or scoop onto greased cookie pans or line your pan with parchment paper (use a teaspoon for smaller cookies)
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven until edges are brown (12 -15 minutes)
  • Let settle and then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool

There you have it. A great restaurant recipe for a favorite cookie.

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Did you Know? The original chocolate chip cookie, the Toll House Cookie, was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930.

Ruth and her husband Kenneth owned the Toll House Inn, near Whitman, Massachusetts. Ruth cooked for her guests, and one day had to substitute semi-sweet chocolate for baker's chocolate in a cookie recipe. She chopped the chocolate in bits, but when she took the cookies from the oven, the semi-sweet chocolate had not melted into the dough as the baker's chocolate had.

These cookies with chocolate 'chips' became an immediate hit with her guests. "Now you know the rest of the story." :-)

The history of "Toll House"