Monday, January 17, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 package (375g) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

This is my mom's recipe. Everyone thinks that their mom makes the best chocolate chip cookies. Well, my mom does, so throw away your current recipe and start making this one!
I normally use a stand mixer. If you don't have one, you can always use a hand mixer, or the old fashioned wooden spoon.
On a slower speed, cream together the shortening, eggs, white and brown sugars and vanilla. Mix for about 2 minutes until everything is smooth. Combine all the dry ingredients and add to the wet mixture in batches. I usually add half the dry mixture until it is partially mixed before adding the rest. The secret to this recipe is mixing it for a little longer than you might think. I usually let the stand mixer go for about 4 or 5 minutes until the dough is starting to look fluffy. Add the chocolate chips and mix for about another minute, until the chips are evenly mixed in the dough.
Spoon out some mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and form it into a small ball . I always put the 12 cookies on the sheet at a time. Some people put 15 on. I like a bigger, softer cookie so I like having the extra space.

Bake @ 375 for about 10 mins

An easy way to change up this recipe is to use half semi-sweet chips and half milk chocolate chips. The milk chocolate chips will melt a little more, but taste great. You can also substitute white chocolate chips for a nice change. The sky is the limit really. Why not add all the different kinds of chips?
If you like the cookie soft, take them out when they turn brown on the edges of the cookie. If you like them a little crunchier, leave them in until most of the cookie is brown.
Let them cool on a rack and you are good to go.


  1. This was such a great way to start :D Your mama is a great cook; I'm tempted to share her lasagna recipe on Buoy Bird, but maybe we should keep that one a family secret ;) great work Cous! Hopefully see you while you're in town; you and Jeff can have a day in the kitchen and keep me fed! :D

  2. opps! rather :P That's what i get for featuring valentine's day for 6 days straight on my blog :P love on the brain!


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