Monday, December 21, 2009

25 Days of Treats: Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was a teenager I had a youth leader that made the best chocolate chip cookies. They were huge, soft, fluffy and delicious. She would not share her recipe, so I have tried for the past ten years to recreate it. I have failed over and over again, but in the mean time, I developed my own recipe that is pretty dang awesome. So, this is my baby, treat it well, and enjoy.

Why in the world am I making chocolate chip cookies at Christmas? I am sending these to my grandpa who loves my chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 c sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or 2 if you are feeling naughty).

Heat oven to 375

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars, and milk. Then add vanilla and eggs until combined (over stirring here can cause cookies to go flat after baking). Next add the flour and stir until combined. Then add chocolate chips and again, stir until combined.

Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. If your cookies are going flat, one thing you can do to save them is stick the dough in the refrigerator in between batches and make sure your pan is cooled before you put on more dough.

1 comment:

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