For starters, you are all great. I love to blog and I've had a lot of fun the past year and a half or so doing it. This has been such a positive outlet for me and I appreciate all those who are so sweet and kind with comments- and also, hellllllooo new followers. (: You guys are all awesome.
Posting this recipe is wayyy overdue. I think you all have gone on long enough deprived and starving. This is seriously the best cookie recipe I have EVER had. And I know cookies.
It's just a plain ol chocolate chip cookie recipe. Yet, you can't go wrong with a classic. And a classic cookie it is. You'll love them.... (if you deviate from these instructions even a little bit you probably won't experience them as I intend so for goodness sakes use measuring cups!! And follow them! Tony doesn't and it drives me bonkers- ha ha).
(This takes 18 minutes start to finish. And by finish I mean you have a warm cookie on a plate. Or in my case, 3 cookies.)
Ohhhh and for this batch I used WHEAT FLOUR!! They tasted the same! (they just looked a little browner in color. Keep that in mind- and also, know that wheat flour is just as delish!)
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips the whole darn bag.. and for crying out loud use semi-sweet! Milk choc chips are sick-to-the-nast in cookies. (trust me I'm a cookie expert)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Where all the crossed out words are, that is my deviation of the original. Grease? Guuuurl, please. You're using a stick of shortening you have plenty of "grease". (wow these are starting to sound sick..they're not. Moving on...)
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs ONE at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet(s).
3. Bake for 8 to 10 7-8 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool slightly before inhaling. EDITED 11/9/11: Here in Kentucky, I cook these for 10 minutes and they are perfect. If the dough has been refridgerated I make it 12. I guess it depends on the climate/elevation how long they need to be cooked. Watch them and find out what's your perfect time.
So really my secret is bake for less than they say and use an entire bag of chocolate chips. ..... mmmmm. My sunday school class is still talking about these. Enjoy!