Well, here it is folks. My most loved recipe. My chocolate chip cookies. I make these cookies a couple times a month for family and friends, and they always just disappear. This was also the first recipe my son ever made with me. It’s a great option to make with your kids! This recipe is from a Pillsbury Cookbook that was published in 1989. I tried to find it online, but they have switched the ingredients. So, here is the version I use at home.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1/2 cup of shortening, room temperature
1 tsp of vanilla
1 3/4 cup of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the brown sugar and the sugar together. Once it’s combined, add room temperature butter and shortening. I have tried various different combinations of temperatures of the butter and shortening, and I have found that the cookies are the best when they with room temperature products. Use a blender to combine the ingredients together until the mixture is evenly blended.
Add the egg and vanilla and then mix the batter again. While the recipe says 1 tsp of vanilla, I always put in a little extra. I love vanilla and feel like you can never have too much of it.
Measure out the flour and baking soda, and stir the batter until everything is combined.
Finally, add the chocolate chips. I always add a bit extra of the chocolate as it’s nice to find lots of chocolate in a cookie.
I like to scoop out about a teaspoon of dough and place it on my cookie sheet. Once you have filled your sheet, placing your cookies about two or three inches apart, place in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes. My cookies are perfect after 8 minutes, although you can add or subtract time based on if you like darker or lighter cookies.
Let them cool and then enjoy with a cold glass of milk! I bet you won’t be able to eat just one!
Hope you enjoy my cookies!