[Eats & Treats] Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I realize that a lot of you will be on a New Years diet, but I had to share today’s recipe! I often call my husband the living, breathing Cookie Monster. I think cookies may be the reason he exists! When we first met I had a hard time finding the perfect cookie! We came close with certain [popular] recipes but never hit it right. So I started to play with the ingredients. Finally I was given a recipe, that I eventually altered enough to make the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie! Now, I know so many claim to have ‘the one’ but I promise you, these have never disappointed!
What you will need:
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar – LIGHTLY PACKED
1 1/2 Cups Crisco
4 Tablespoons Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
3 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Chocolate Chips (I personally love Semi-Sweet)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
The key so the recipe is the very first step, which is creaming together the Crisco, brown sugar, sugar, milk, vanilla and eggs. I personally use a Kitchen Aid and I lets it work on high for about 3-4 minutes. The is too not over-pack the brown sugar (if you do, the cooking will get very flat and crispy), and let it cream long enough so that there isn’t a single lump in the mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until smooth.
I was also given one of the most handy gift a couple years back from my awesome mother-in-law! She gave me a 1.5 inch scoop that I measure all of my cookies out with. This is also a great idea because them you can guarantee that the cookies will all be the same size and will all cook at the same rate. Once you have panned your cookies, bake them for about ten minutes, but WATCH them! We like our cookies super soft, so I pull them out when they are lightly browned around the bottom edge and [frankly] look a little doughy on top. When baking anything in the oven, it is important to remember that even after you take them out of the oven, they continue to cook for a couple minutes – so looking doughy- is an okay problem to have!
I hope you all make these! They are our favorite and would LOVE to hear what your thoughts are and how they turned out!