Friday, April 22, 2011

Chad's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chad is my brother.  I didn't know he had a famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe...I didn't even know he could cook!:)  Just kidding Chad (he surprised his wifey for her 30th birthday with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake ...and I believe it was his first try with a real cheesecake!!)  But I've been racking my brain, trying to remember him ever cooking when we were growing up and I'm coming up blank! 

So needless to say I was very interested in these cookies!  We made them last night and I'll tell you what...I think this is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've tried!!  As I've stated plenty of times before...the perfect cookie to me is nice and gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside.  Well, this one delivered TO THE MAX!!  It was uber gooey and crispy.  I may have eaten 3 and overshot my WW points by 15 for the day, but it was SOOOO worth it!!:)  I just can't resist a perfect cookie warm right out of the oven!!

By the way (just so I'm not tempted) the leftovers are going with me and my son Caleb on his field trip today!  They will be a great dessert for after lunch!:)

Chad's Chocolate Chip Cookies
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1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine (I used margarine)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour (I ended up using 3 cups)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix the shortening and butter for 30 seconds.  Add the sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda and cream with the butter/shortening mixture.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Add flour and mix. 

SIDE NOTE:  Flour is always tricky with cookies.  You put too much and your cookies are crumbly...not enough you have flat cookies!  I kind of know the right consistency which is why I added about a half cup more flour than called for.  It's always best to start with a little less flour and gradually add more until you come up with the right consistency.  This dough is on the sticky side, but you don't want it too sticky!  I know that probably doesn't make sense to anyone but me...but there it is for what it's worth!:)

Add the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.  Drop by rounded teaspoons (I used my medium sized-1 Tablespoon cookie scoop) 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet (I forgot to grease my sheet and I didn't have any problems).  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on wire rack.  But make sure to try a couple warm right out of the oven!!
Thanks for the new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe Chad!!
Recipe found over at my sister-in-law's (wife to Chad) blog.  http://7bakingbettys.blogspot.com/  They've got some great recipes over there!!

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