Sweet Caroline’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I can not believe it has taken me this long to share my Mom’s famous cookie recipe! She was a legend to those who knew her for her cookies.


I think I had this recipe memorized by the time I was 8 or 9 because we use to make so many batches at Christmastime. They are amazing and the dough is pretty irresistible.  My Mom was adamant that the ingredients not be changed and it really does make a difference. Real butter, butter flavored Crisco, and real vanilla!

Cream together:

1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2/3 c melted butter (not margarine!)
2/3 c butter Crisco



Then add:

2 eggs
2 tsp real vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt


Mix until just combined. Many times people over mix cookie dough and it changes the way they will cook.


Then add 2 cups chocolate chips. A lot of people add these after the flour but I think they mix more evenly if you do it at this point.


Lastly add 3-4 cups flour. Again, don’t over mix. Just mix until the flour is all combined.


If the dough seems to soft add a little more flour. You can see the consistency it should be in the picture.


We don’t believe in perfectly formed dough balls. We just grab a little and plop it on the cookie sheet.



Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the tops and edges and turning golden brown.


Enjoy! Trust me, you will! These are the best! Bonus this recipe freezes really well!


Caroline's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 c white sugar
  2. 1 c brown sugar
  3. 2/3 c melted butter (not margarine!)
  4. 2/3 c butter Crisco
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  7. 1-2 c semi sweet chocolate chips
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. 3 1/2-4 c flour
  1. butter, Crisco, and sugars in mixer
Then add
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp salt
Mix again and then add
  1. 1-2 c semi sweet chocolate chips
Then add
  1. 3 1/2-4 c flour
  2. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a foiled or greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are turning golden brown.
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