Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies – The perfect crispy yet chewy cookie that is super quick and easy to make with no chilling of dough required!
My blog is almost 3 years old, and I’ve yet to put a chocolate chip cookie recipe on here. That’s a shame because they are my absolute favorite and perfect dessert. So how could I have waited so long? Well…the truth is that Pinterest is full of some amazing chocolate chip cookie recipes. I’ve made some really good ones from other bloggers that I really love. I pin cookies on Pinterest like no tomorrow, and you can follow my Cookies board here if you love them like me.
But most of the cookies I’ve made are soft and chewy cookies. Those are my personal favorite…until I tried these on vacation this summer. I never thought I was a crispy cookie kind of girl. But I tried some from my nephew’s fiance, and I was hooked. And I was even more intrigued when she told me they were an old family recipe. And….that they don’t have any butter! They are made with good ol’ shortening! I’m all about a good old-fashioned recipe like that.
I immediately knew I would be making them soon. Once I finally got around to it, I was so surprised by how easy they were to make. Most of the time, I have to chill my dough to prevent my cookies from spreading too much…but not with these! They are super low-maintenance cookies! All you do is mix them up, scoop them up, and bake ’em. They come out perfectly!
And you know what else makes them so good. They are filled with mini chocolate chips. There are chocolate chips in every bite! Just another key to a successful cookie!
I also tested these out on a Silpat mat and without one. They came out great either way! Like I said…LOW MAINTENANCE!
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 12oz. package mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream shortening, both sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add to creamed mixture and beat well until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Scoop out with a small cookie scoop onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
*The shorter the baking time, the chewier the cookies will stay for a few days.
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Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
I love a good low-maintenance cookie and these look perfect! Nothing better with a glass of milk than a crispy chocolate chipper!
Agreed completely! Thanks Faith!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
First chocolate chip cookie recipe?! Ahhh! But do they ever look good! I am with you, chocolate chip has to be in my top 5. I just love cookies so it is hard to say, but perfect timing with the holidays drawing near 🙂
Joanie @ Zagleft says
Nothing beats a really great chocolate cookie recipe, they’re classic. I don’t tend to see many crispy chocolate chip cookie recipes, I’m looking forward to trying this one.
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
My all time favorite cookie, and I like my cookie crispy! I would pick this over a fancy dessert any day!
I know! Thanks Amy!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
I love a good, crispy chocolate chip cookie
Teri Giese says
Jaren,you did it again! Almost hit delete, YA got me at, “I used to think I am only a chewy cookie… “.Since my blog stalking journey began last March, I have ONLY about 50 ,ALL different, chocolate chip cookie recipes, not including multiple chip, bars, pies, etc. Now, have a whole NEW type of C. C. C. to collect, bake, eat. Endless.. Thanks, love your stuff, always!
Thank you so much Teri for letting me know!!! I’m the same way, and I want to make (and eat) them all! Thanks for visiting!!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
Usually I love a soft cookie, but these look super delicious! Never thought about using shortening 🙂
The shortening made for an awesome cookie Amanda! Thanks!