Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Munchies: Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family is full of chocolate chip cookie snobs. Truthfully, my mother does make the world's best chocolate chip cookies. She swears she follows the Tollhouse recipe but we all know that she has a secret ingredient because our cookies using that recipe never quite taste like mom's.

This week I made chocolate chip cookies using a knock off brand of chips that had a recipe on the package. Being too lazy to look for another recipe, I used a bit of the recipe on the package and winged the rest. Those cookies were the best I have ever made. I'm not sure they were as good as mom's but they were really, really close.

Almost Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix butter, shortening and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, mix well. Combine flour and baking soda. Gradually add flour/baking soda mixture to sugar mixture. Continue mixing until flour mixture is well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake in 375 oven for 12-14 minutes or until light brown. Allow to cool slightly on the pan then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

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