Aunt Becky's Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Aunt Becky passed along this cookie recipe to my mom years ago and they have been one of my favorites ever since.  They are super easy to make.  I used to make them all the time when I lived at home throughout the years.  They were something I turned to making when I was upset over a boy, or just bored.  I have some funny memories associate with these cookies, too!  I remember once the flour mixture going everywhere, because I just dumped it all into the mixer and just turned it on.  Or another time when I dumped a bag of chocolate chips in, only to realize that the bag was one of those big ones, and had double the amount!  Whoops! 

I made these cookies for trivia night this past weekend and only came home with two.  I've made them for all kinds of people - family, friends, co-workers, parties / outings and  I have yet to find a person who does not like them.  I think it's all due to the secret ingredient...hot chocolate!  It's key when making these!



Aunt Becky's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 stick butter flavored Crisco
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 package hot chocolate mix (I use Swiss Miss)
1 package Hershey's semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix butter flavored Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla until creamy.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and hot chocolate mix.  With your mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture.  Once fully combined, stir in chocolate chips.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  Cool for about 3 minutes, then transfer to wax paper or a wire rack to fully cool before storing in an air tight container.  This yielded me a little over 3 dozen cookies.



It had been awhile since I last made these and I do not know why, because I was reminded at just how darn good they are!  I promise if you try them, you will not be disappointed!

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12 comments

  1. I love that Aunt Becky's cookies are a favorite and your go to. Crisco is not seen in many recipes anymore but my mom loved cooking and baking with it! Now, I am craving an Aunt Becky cookie!!

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  2. Wow I love that these have Swiss chocolate mix in them--that sounds so good!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. I love recipes that are passed down! Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness and it looks like Aunt Becky knows what she's doing. Beautifully Candid

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  4. Never seen a chocolate chip recipe that calls for Hot Chocolate mix. I'm going to have to try it.

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  5. Ohh yum! Chocolate chip cookies are my husband's favorite and I'm definitely intrigued by the hot chocolate mix ingredient.

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  6. Oh my gosh, hot chocolate mix in the cookies?! That is BRILLIANT. I'm going to have to try these. I'm so intrigued!

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  7. Well don't these look delicious! Always a fan of chocolate chip cookies especially warm right out of the oven.

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  8. These are different than any other recipe, I need to try!!

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  9. Wow I've heard of pudding mix in cookies but I'll have to try hot cocoa mix! Sound yummy!

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  10. I've never seen hot cocoa mix in a cookie recipe! Now I want to try!

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  11. YUM!! My sister in law makes chocolate cookies with hot chocolate. They're so good!

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  12. These sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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