Rosie’s Reviews: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

On this edition of Rosie’s Reviews we investigate how to make the best chocolate chip cookie.


Rosie Terry

On this edition of Rosie’s Reviews we investigate how to make the best chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate Chip Cookies… We know them. We love them. They’re reliable, scrumptious, and delicious. But with that there comes a few characteristics that people disagree on. Chewy or crunchy? Milk or dark? Big or small? These are a few of the questions that people ask each other when deciding on the best chocolate chip cookie. Personally, I love the crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside with semi-sweet chocolate- which is what I’m going to teach you how to make today. But first, let me explain my reasoning. The crunch on the outside lets you know it’s fresh and ready to eat. But the chewiness in the middle melts on your tongue. It reminds you that there is more to life than taking the crunchy road- don’t worry about laying back and going with the flow once in a while. 

Note: This recipe is loosely based on recipes found online. (With Rosie tweaks.)


Rosie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1  teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons vegetable shortening

8 tablespoons butter

¾ cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 ½  teaspoons vanilla

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

½ cup chopped nuts


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Step 2: Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugars together until light and fluffy

Step 4: Beat in egg and vanilla, making sure each is thoroughly combined. DO NOT OVERBEAT

Step 5: Pour ½ of the flour mixture into the large bowl and mix until combined. Then add other half and repeat.

Step 6: Add chocolate chips and nuts (If you wish)

Step 7: Spoon dough onto baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes

Step 8: Cool and serve with milk


Don't miss our latest posts!

Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with the Live Wire's newest content!