Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Using Shortening (3 Dozen)

My Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Here you go, my cozy friends, the best homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world!

This recipe has been passed down for generations in my family, and when you try them, you’ll understand why.

They’re delicious and easy to bake!

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The recipe uses shortening and makes about three dozen depending on how big you like your cookies.

The reason I like using shortening is that it makes the cookies soft.

You can make either small or large ones, but you might want to cook them for a couple more minutes if you make giant cookies.

I have only made one change to the recipe, and that is what kind of chocolate I use, I will share my secrets about that below!

The Recipe


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In The World

This recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. It truly is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever baked.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 141 kcal



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • One 200g marabou chocolate bar or at least half bag chocolate chips (6 oz)



  • Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (unless you plan on chilling the dough first).
  • Cream the butter, shortening, and white sugar until thoroughly mixed, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mix to the butter and sugar mixture, mix until the batter is smooth. If the batter sticks to your finger, add more flour until it doesn’t.
  • Cut 200g (7oz) Marabou Milk Chocolate into desired sized pieces and add them to the dough. If using chocolate chips, add half a bag.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into 1 to 2 inch balls.
  • Place dough balls on cookie sheet, two inches apart.
  • Skip to step 13 if you don't want to chill the dough.
  • Cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours in refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take out your chilled dough, remove the plastic wrap, and place cookie sheet in the oven.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cookies.
  • Let cookies cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Pour yourself a glass of cold milk, grab a cookie, and get cozy.

The Best Chocolate for Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since I love chocolate chip cookies, I have tried tons of different chocolate chips in my cookies over the years.

No matter where I go, my eyes are always open for chocolate bars and chips that I can try in my cookies.

So far, the best chocolate I have found is from a Swedish brand called Marabou.

It can be bought at every little convenience store in Sweden, but luckily, also at IKEA.

I recommend visiting IKEA, but you can also purchase it online at Amazon.

If you go to IKEA, it can be purchased after the checkouts where they have a little Swedish food store.

Most of them carry the Marabou Chocolate in stock.

I have seen both 200g (7 oz) and 250g being sold, and either works great for the recipe, 250g will just make your cookies more chocolatey, which is never a bad thing!


If you don’t live near an IKEA, you can use regular chocolate chips, but I promise you that Marabou makes chocolate chip cookies 1000% better!

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The second best chocolate to use in chocolate chip cookies is Ghirardelli’s milk chocolate chips (click to view on Amazon).

These can be found in more places than Marabou, and their milk chocolate chips are a very tasty substitute for Marabou.

Why Chill Dough Before Baking Cookies

When chilling the dough, the fat solidifies in the dough. This will stop the cookies from spreading out too much when cooking, resulting in thicker cookies.

In my tests, the refrigerated or frozen dough also browns more than the non-chilled batter. I do it because it makes them tastier.

I always have frozen chocolate chip cookie dough ready to go in the freezer. I shape it into small logs so I can take it out, cut it up, and throw it in the oven.

This way I always have fresh cookies out of the oven when friends and family visit.

It happens that my sister-in-law grabs frozen cookie dough out of my freezer and eats it cold, that’s how much she loves this recipe!

A cozy afternoon for me includes warm cookies with a glass of milk.

Having dough ready to go in my freezer means that when I crave a cozy afternoon after a rough work week.

I am always prepared and can have my favorite cookies fresh in less than 30 minutes.

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All you have to remember to do if you want thicker chocolate chip cookies is to preheat the oven to the right temperature, then put your dough into the oven cold, and not at room temperature.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, I know my family and friends can’t get enough of them!

Have any questions about this chocolate chip cookie recipe? Leave a comment below.

by Jen
Hi! I’m Jen, the founder of Cozy Minds. I created this blog because I consider myself a cozy-freak. No matter where I am if there is a way to make the situation cozier, you better believe I am going to do everything I possibly can to do precisely that.

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