Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies


 I hit upon a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe about 15 years ago and I've been using it ever since.   I found it on the back of Food Lion's brand of chocolate chips.    While the recipe is great I will make one final modification I did not expect to make:  I will no longer use Food Lion's brand of chocolate chips.
I will use either Nestle Tollhouse Morsels or Ghirardelli premium chocolate chips. The cookies tasted fine, but the chocolate chips were sub-standard. Everyone knows chocolate chip cookies should have melty, gooey chips when they are hot out of the oven!  


Ingredients:
1 16 oz bag of premium brand chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 lb butter softened
1/2 lb butter flavor crisco
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Bakers Joy Spray
 
Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 375 *
Lay out cookie sheets and lightly spray with Baker's Joy to prevent sticking. 
Sift dry ingredients together in separate bowl
Cream crisco, butter and sugars together in large bowl
Add vanilla & eggs to mixture and continue to cream together til well blended.
 
Add in dry ingredients a little at a time to wet mixture til all blended
 
Stir chocolate chips into cookie dough by hand.
 
Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto sprayed cookie sheets.
Bake @ 375* for 10 minutes til lightly browned and set.
 
Remove from oven and allow to cool for one minute before transferring to cooling rack or counter.
 
Once cookies are set  place in an airtight container or cookie jar to preserve freshness. Make sure you eat some right away to test them!
 
 
 



Hickory Dickory Dock. The mouse ran up the clock! The clock struck one and down he run. Hickory Dickory Dock! The clock cookie jar has been the cookie jar at my house since I was a little girl. Still seeing lots of use after at least 48 years!

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