My mother's old faded red cookbook has always been my favorite cookbook. In it, I discovered the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe in the whole world! I'm positive I have made these cookies at least a hundred times in my 23 years of life. I am not lying when I say that these cookies are, WITHOUT A DOUBT, the best chocolate chip cookies ever! I have never met anyone who doesn't like them.
So today, for my first Tasty Tuesday blog, I will share with you this cherished recipe. Seriously, these are amazing!
The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies In The World
3 1/4 c. flour (approximately)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. margerine (softened - NOT melted)
2/3 c. shortening
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients except flour and chocolate chips. Beat together with mixer. Add flour one cup at a time and mix together after each cup. If, after 3 cups, your dough pulls away from the bowl when stirred, your dough is perfect! If it still sticks to the sides of the bowl, add a bit more flour a few tablespoons at a time until dough pulls away from sides. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place cookie dough balls on an airbake cookie sheet and back at 350 degrees for 8-13 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let cookies cool on pan 3 minutes before removing and placing on cooling rack.
This recipe makes 4 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies. That is, unless you eat half the dough while you're making them!
(Hint: For perfectly round cookies, use a cookie scoop)!
After you try them, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!