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Linda Léone’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Linda Léone's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Linda Léone’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Linda Léone's Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



An oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with pecans that have a crispy but light and airy texture.


  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1-1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1-1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream shortening and both sugars. Beat in egg till light and fluffy, add water and vanilla. Sift flour, soda and salt, add to creamed mixture. Add oats , chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden and tops are dry. Let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.


  • Photo by Sheila C under Creative Commons license.
  • Kindly donated by San Francisco pastry chef Greg Léone. Greg says it was his mother’s wonderful cookies that inspired his career choice.


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Absolutely my favorite chocolate chip cookie, and quickly becoming the favorite of many of my friends who request these every Christmas. The mixture is deceiving prior to baking as it looks too dry, but coming out of the oven they are absolutely great. I guard this recipe covetously.
- Andrew Culjak in Connecticut
It's a nice recipe. For you who want to have a nice wonderfull Christmas, I certantly, 100% encourage you to use this recipe. I'm very happy i got this recipe.Thank you very much!
- Charity Forsythe in Sabah, Malaysia 
These are AWESOME. I am normally the type of person who only likes soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. But these cookies have a crispy, but very airy and light texture, and they are wonderful. They are definitely going on my list of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted. Can't get enough of 'em.
- A Baker
Every single cookie stuck to the pan.
- A Baker
I want to thank you for posting the cookie recipe, it was wonderful. I have four kids, that could not keep their hands out of the cookie jar, and a husband who joined them as well. My son found the recipe, and asked me to make them, and now it will be on our top 10 list of cookies to bake all year round.........Thank you again !!!!
- Patrice in New Jersey
These cookies we simply delicious, and with four kids as critics, they went over with a five star rating. As they were cooling, they were grabbing. Thank you for posting this cookie recipe on the internet, we will make them during the year, as well as Christmas Day !!!
- A Baker
I substituted maple syrup for the water and walnuts for the pecans. Great cookie, though you have to take it off the cookie sheet to cool on the counter fairly soon after you take them out of the oven; otherwise, they start to stick. There is a typo in the recipe: the directions mention "eggs" whereas the ingredients say one.
- Jim in Mississauga, Ontario 
Made them for christmas gifts and my boyfriend and I fought over the remaining.
- carla harmon in Florida
These cookies are delicious and easy to make. My grandchildren say they are their favorites. We have fun making them together. We all love chocolate and these are the chocolatiest.
- LorrieLee in Oklahoma 
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