Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have never had a chocolate chip cookie recipe turn out.  I have been totally cursed as far as that goes, which is weird, because it seems like it would be the simplest thing in the world.  I can't decide if it was because I was at high altitude for the last 5 years, but if it was, that has been remedied since I live 5 minutes from the beach now.  But that's beside the point.  The point is, that even though I still plan on making some other recipes (like the NY Times one and Alton Brown's "The Chewy"), these cookies actually turned out and were really delicious!  Of course, the vanilla ice cream in the middle didn't hurt.  PS - Have you seen the new feature on the sidebar?  Now you can see what I'm making every week for dinner!  Feel free to request pictures, recipes, or whatever in the comments!

Audrey's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup shortening (I used butter flavored)
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Beat together shortening, butter and sugars.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix into butter/sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  Make 4 1/2 dozen.


Miss Nesbit said...

I saw your picture and decided I now need to make chocolate chip cookies. Good thing I have all the ingredients for them! Also... the recipe that I use has a secret ingredient... vanilla instant pudding mix (just the powder and probably about 1/2-3/4 of the small package). Ummm delicious. Just an idea.

Noelle said...

Yum! Looks so tasty! I am excited to give it a try. I need a new cookie recipe. I wish I still lived by you, I'd love to cook with you or just eat at your house. Your sidebar meals all have my mouth watering.

Leesah said...

I wish you lived next door to me! Blake doesn't eat sweets so I never make them, yours always look so good!

Brianne said...

Eating these right now. I was craving something sweet which happens...never. Thankfully I was able to scrounge up all the ingredients in my Mormon cupboard (what my mom calls her pantry...who knows where a non-member got this term). Anyway...I only had 1 cup of chocolate chips, but that is okay because I don't like a ton of chocolate. They are very good. Thanks for sharing. :)

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