Wednesday, February 27, 2013

YUM-O Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Today was baking day at my house.My DH was out of goodies for his lunch and requested chocolate chip cookies.I found this recipe a while back and it is really good.If you substitute any of the ingredients the cookies will not taste the same.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

3/4 cup butter flavored shortening

1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon vanilla(I use real Mexican clear vanilla)

1 large egg

1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup of semisweet,white or milk chocolate chips(I usually combine all three)

1 cup chopped pecans(I use walnuts as pecans are really high priced right now)(see cooks notes below)

Cooks Notes:Recipe lives up to the name.Baking instructions are excellent.Cooling the cookies on foil gives them a better texture than cooling on a rack.DO NOTE:If you omit nuts,use an additional 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Preliminaries:Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Place sheets of foil on the counter for cooling the cookies.

Procedure:Combine shortening,sugar,milk and vanilla in large bowl.Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.Beat in egg.
Combine flour,salt and baking soda mix dry ingredients well with a whisk until blended.Mix into shortening mixture just until blended.Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough (I use an ice cream scoop)onto ungreased baking sheet(save time and clean up by using parchment paper on your cookie sheet)
Bake 1 sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies(cookies will appear light and moist) or 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies.Let cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to foil to cool completely.
YIELDS about 1 1/2 dozen very large cookies or 3 dozen smaller ones.

Here are the final results.

Don't forget about the giveaway - read the February 15 2013 post for all the details.

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