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Crisco's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crisco's classic Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies is simple and everything a chocolate chip cookie should be. This is an easy recipe that yields a consistently delicious and crisp cookie.

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baking with Shortening, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crisco's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author The Tiny Fairy


  • ¾ cup Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening ¾ stick of Crisco Shortening
  • cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 large egg
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½-1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening, packed light brown sugar, milk, and vanilla extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat egg into the creamed mixture.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Whisk to distribute the salt and baking soda evenly. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture just until blended.

  4. With a wooden spoon stir in chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

    Note: If omitting nuts, add an extra 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

  5. With a 1½ inch ice cream scoop measure six scoops per baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375°F for 11-13 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Repeat process until all cookies have been baked. ½

  6. Cool for two minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Using a 1 1/2 inch scoop will yield 24 cookies.  

Original recipe suggests to drop rounded Tablespoons of dough 3 inches apart; yields about 3 dozen cookies.