Happy Make It Monday! Today, we’re bringing you a classic and delicious way to spend quality time with your kids: baking chocolate chip cookies!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

While making cookies from scratch can be a delightful and educational experience, the main goal is to enjoy time together with your children. Whether you choose to use this recipe, a box mix, or even take-and-bake cookies, the magic lies in the moments you share and the memories you create. ❤️

So, gather your little bakers, preheat the oven, and let’s make some cookies! Don’t forget to share your cookie creations and family fun in the comments below.

Recipe Credit

Payne, Susan Carlisle, editor. The Southern Living Cookbook. 1st ed., Oxmoor House, 1987. “Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies,” p. 149.


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels


  1. Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
  4. Stir in chocolate morsels.
  5. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: about 6½ dozen cookies.