Monday, May 25, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think I have finally found my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! Yay!! This recipe is from Real Mom Kitchen and it is GREAT! I love a cookie that is soft and chewy and that is just what these are and they stay that way after they are cooled. I like that it has a combination of sugars and shortening and butter. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
2/3 cup butter (that 1 stick + 2 2/3 tablespoons), softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 bag chocolate chips

Cream butter, shortening, and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix flour mixture into wet mixture, mixing until combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a half hour. Drop by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls (depending on how big you want the cookies to be) onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes - just until very lightly browned, you don't want to over bake them. Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheets until cookies are moveable, then transfer to cooling racks. Oh they are so good warm from the oven!! Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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