Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. So I thought I would share the one I like and share a few tips to help make any batch of chocolate chip cookies better.




1. When the recipe says to cream the butter and sugars together it really means it! When making this recipe I will usually cream the butter and sugars for 3-5 minutes. I know it seems like a long time, but you want the mixture to be nice and fluffy. This allows more air to be whipped into the batter and gives the cookie just a little bit of crispiness on the outside while still keeping the soft and chewy inside.
2. Make them BIG! I like to use about 1/4 of a cup of dough per cookie. Doing this gives the cookie different textures, a crisp firm edge and a soft chewy center. And come one who wouldn’t want a bigger cookie:)


I know these are just two really simple things, but the first time I made these changes my husband(CCC are his all time favorite dessert) loved the cookies and told me I should use this new recipe all of the time. Well it wasn’t a new recipe, just a few simple changes that make a huge difference.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 3/4 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips


CREAM the butter, shortening and sugars together. Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each one. Add the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!
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