Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was looking at the blogs that I follow when I saw a recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies and I am still in search of the best recipe ever so I tried it.  You can check out her blog post here for all her details and how she made them.

I mixed shortening and coconut butter to make the first step.

I added the sugar, both brown and white sugar.

That was easily creamed together.

I added eggs and vanilla and mixed.

Then I added the flour and other dry ingredients.

It mixed into a nice dough but it was missing one fun thing.

The chocolate chips!!!

It was a pretty sticky dough which I smooshed into a smaller pile at the bottom of the bowl.  Sometimes I stick it in the fridge but I didn't this time.

It made lots of sheets of cookies.

I like to use my silpat which I use over and over because it protects the cookie sheets and allows me to have a nonstick surface.  In addition, I love my cookie scoop.  I think that mine is a medium and it makes scoops like this one.

They bake out to a very normal looking cookie and even though the scoop is so high but they bake out into this which is where I piled the cookies to cool a little because I am too lazy to clean the cooling rack so I don't use it unless I am doing an all day cookie baking extravaganza!

I got a container of cookies that we enjoyed.  We could really taste the two different sugars and the slight difference in our normal recipe.

They were good and we ate them but I don't think that we will add them to the list of the best chocolate chip cookies.  Although after making so many different kinds, we are starting to be able to taste the differences.  I think that a cookie needs the shortening and butter mixture to get it soft and crispy.  I also thing that I can taste the difference between those with white sugar and brown sugar or a mix.  It is interesting how all these small changes can make the cookies taste just a little different!! Hope you check these out and see if they might be your families definition of the perfect cookie.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
½  c. sugar
½ c. (8 tbsp) softened butter                                           
½ c. (8 tbsp) shortening
2 large eggs        
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla                                      
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 ¾- 3 c. flour                                                                               
1 ½- 2 c. chocolate chips (any flavor or mix)                   

Preheat your oven to 375.  In a large bowl, beat together the shortening, butter and sugars.  Now add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in all other ingredients except for the chocolate chips.  

Once the dough is mixed well, fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop cookies onto greased cookie sheet or use silpat. 

Bake for 8 1/2 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from the pan.  The cookies may look pale and underdone when you remove them but will finish cooking the last little bit needed on the pan.

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