Sunday, July 19, 2009

Leslie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

A dear sweet friend of mine, Leslie, gave me her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are, hands down, the best I have ever had. Ross loves them (of course) because he typically eats cookies with milk every night before bed. Today I added Heath Bar crumbles and they were fantastic!! You can see my prized pink KitchenAid mixer in the background!

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (THE REAL STUFF PEOPLE!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips

add nuts optional

1. In a large mixing bow beat the shortening and butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. I swear using a mixer is key to yummy cookies. Then add sugar brown sugar, and baking soda. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you with the mixer. Stir remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces, and if desired nuts.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake cookies in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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