It's True. These are the best chocolate chip cookies EVER. Way better than Toll House. I got this recipe back in the early 90's, from a recipe email listserve. It was actually called "THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies" so naturally I had to try it. I haven't used any other Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe since. Trust me, these are awesome!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes ~48 Cookies
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 12oz. pkg. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375-F degrees. Thoroughly mix (whip it good!) shortening, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix flour, soda and salt with a whisk. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir in the nuts and chips.
Using a scooper, drop cookies on an un-greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookie should still be soft! Cool slightly, then remove to cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.
Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!