St. Benedict's Chocolate Chip Cookies
39 mins (prep 30, cooking 9)
9 ingredients
48 servings
I had the wonderful experience of going to an all-women's Catholic college. The Benedictine sisters fed us very well, and this is the recipe for their famous chocolate chip cookies. It is a soft, shortening-based cookie with a "sinful" amount of chocolate chips. I have been making this recipe for 25 years now, and I've only made a few changes to "modernize" it. For example, I use only non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening with zero trans fat. And I do not mix these by hand anymore. By the time all the chocolate chips go in it is a very stiff dough, so I do it all in my big kitchen-aid standing mixer. Note: If you cannot find non-hydrogenated shortening at your regular market you'll be able to find it at a natural food store such as Whole Foods.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chocolate , drop-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (31.61 g)
Servings 48
Amount per Serving
Calories 113.53 Calories from Fat 0.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 7.54%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 3.88%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 249.3mg 498.59%
Total Carbohydrate 27.48g 439.61%
Dietary Fiber 0.28 g 54.0%
Sugars 19.43 g %
Protein 1.09g 104.44%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 9.96mg% Iron 0.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vegetable shortening, semi-sweet chocolate chips