Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where do you fall on the chocolate chip cookie debate? Do you prefer soft chocolate chip cookies or chewy chocolate chip cookies?

I’m a soft chocolate chip cookie girl all the way, while my husband prefers a crisp or chewy chocolate chip. I’ve learned people have many strong opinions on chocolate chip cookie recipes, so I have already shared several easy chocolate chip cookie recipes here on the blog.

No matter what type of chocolate chip cookie you prefer, these easy chocolate chip cookie recipes should have you covered! 

There are my 5 ingredient cake mix chocolate chip cookies which I absolutely adore. They are so simple and utterly delicious!

There are also the traditional soft chocolate cookies that my Mom used to make. It makes a big batch of cookies but is such an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for anyone to bake.

Now, I give you a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Even if you don’t think you like chewy cookies, you’ll have to give this chocolate chip cookie recipe a try sometime. It is a good chocolate chip cookie recipe to add to your collection.

When I was 5, my family moved from Texas to Michigan, and we discovered how hot summers could get. We also discovered the joys of swimming to stay cool.

We swam at a nearby neighborhood pool, which was practically our own, as the neighborhood was still largely undeveloped. Sometimes, Mr. and Mrs. Horn (an older couple from church) were nice enough to let us come swim in their pool. I don’t know how regularly we did so but I remember it clearly – probably in large part due to the fact that Mrs. Horn always had cookies for us when we were done swimming.

Her chocolate chip cookies were different than the ones Mom baked but also quite delicious. These are thinner, chewier and made with oats. The recipe doesn’t specify but I use old-fashioned. I’m sure quick oats would work, as well.

I remember walking in one day and seeing dozens of cookies spread out on Mrs. Horn’s counter upon newspaper to cool. This was how she cooled them. I was intrigued since that wasn’t how we did it.

Still, it seemed to work, and when I make her chewy chocolate chip cookies, I cool them on newspaper, just like she did!

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Cream shortening with sugars in mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add oats, baking soda and salt. Mix. Add in flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until done, but not browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Cool on newspaper, as Mrs. Horn always did, or on a traditional cooling rack. Store the cookies that you are not eating immediately in the freezer to preserve freshness.


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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is simple to make and a classic chocolate cookie to add to your recipe box.

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream shortening with sugars in mixer.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add oats, baking soda and salt. Mix. Add in flour.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until done, but not browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  7. Cool on newspaper or on a traditional cooling rack.
  8. Store the cookies that you are not eating immediately in the freezer to preserve freshness.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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