Wednesday, January 20, 2010

best ever? EVER.

since chocolate chip cookies are my hubby's all time favorite baked goodie, i find myself making them quite often.
with my eyes closed...while i'm sleeping.

i figured since i make these suckers all. the. time. i might as well bake the ABSOLUTE BEST chocolate chip cookie out there.
so, one day i sat down at my computer and asked google to produce the following:
best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe.

and low and behold it did just that!!!

i stumbled upon this recipe and i have been in love ever since.
the hardest thing to remember is always having milk chocolate chips on hand....
THAT my young cooking apprentices is the secret ingredient.

Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
yields:: 3 dozen
{print recipe}

1 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extract or pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips (do not substitute)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-9 minutes in the preheated oven, tops will look undercooked. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
adapted from: all recipes

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