Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tasty Tuesday - Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 eggs
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!


Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Okay, so I am going to try your cookie recipe. I just happen to have some shortening on hand, but I usually don't that is why I like, no love my Cookie Recipe. I noticed they are fairly the same except your's is in bigger quantities and it has the margarine and shortening instead of just butter.

JAG said...

I found the same recipe on the bag of chocolate chips I bought- SACO brand. You might sue them? O_O