Wednesday, November 10, 2010
With all the baked goodies I've posted here, I have yet to put up a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are by far my favorite cookie, grew up on these things. Instead of sharing the mom's old classic chocolate chip recipe, I'm posting the new and improved recipe that she found, tweaked and is getting rave reviews on from everyone. (I'll share the classic later.) I made these the other week for Brian's friends birthday. I was racking my brain trying to think of something new and creative to make for him. But apparently he doesn't like new and exciting, just plain and simple. So I called up mom, got the new, must have recipe, and gave it a go. And guess what? I got rave reviews too. I loved that these cookies had a little crunch around the outside, and they have lots of brown sugar which gives them a slightly different, but delicious taste that the classic cookies don't have. Mom and I thought these cookies looked a little more professional than your average chocolate chip cookie, hers more so than mine pictured here. And I made them much bigger than usual, about 4 inches in diameter. The recipe calls for four kinds of chocolate, which Mom says is delicious, but I made mine with plain old semi sweet chips, still delicious. So if you'd like to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe, I'd start with this one. I thought they looked cute boxed up too!
Debby's Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ c, butter flavored shortening
½ c. butter softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
¾ c. sugar
2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each is added
2 tsp. vanilla and beat
Combine in a separate bowl:
2 ½ c. flour
1 t. soda
Flour mixture gradually to the creamed mixture.
1 c. miniature semisweet choc. chips
1 c. milk choc. chips
1 c. vanilla or white chips
¾ c. English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
½ c. chopped peacans (opt.)
Drop by tablespoons 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 350 for 10-12 min. or until lightly browned