Seriously Short Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yield 6 dozens

These "short" cookies have just the right blend of fat and sugar to melt in your mouth.

Seriously Short Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies for Kids' Cancer


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups (2¼ pounds) semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter, shortening and sugars in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition; add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until just blended. Add chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
  3. Using 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes. Let cool.

Reprinted with permission for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer All the Good Cookies cookbook.