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Crunchy Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie

This is the Best Crunchy Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a one of a kind cookie. I had this cookie growing up and I finally recreated my mom's recipe. It's dense, crunchy, and chocked full of chocolate chips in every bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baking, chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie, Chocolate Ganache, Cookie, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 218kcal
Author Happy Happy Nester


  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 - 1½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Combine and mix flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Place the egg in a small bowl and whisk with a fork thoroughly.
  • Whip shortening for a minute or two with a handheld mixer.
  • Add vanilla to the shortening and mix well.
  • Add brown sugar and granulated sugar to the shortening and mix for another minute or two until combined well.
  • Next, add the egg mixture to the shortening and blend well.
  • Add portions of the flour to the sugar/shortening mixture and beat well after each addition.
  • Once all the flour is added beat for a minute.
  • Add nuts and chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Mold the dough into balls, place them on a plate, and refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes.
  • Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly and transfer to a wire baking rack. If baking in a non-convect oven, bake for additional 1-2 minutes.


Serving: 18cookies | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.8g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg