11.14.2011

World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Monday friends!!  Can you believe November is already half-way over?

This weekend I made the world's greatest chocolate chip cookies.  Bryce has been begging me to bake him something for a while and he was gone all week for work, so I thought that a great surprise for his return would be some of these cookies I've been telling him and telling him about!

This old Betty Crocker recipe is a favorite in my family.  My godfather, Uncle Ed, and I have been making them together since I was a little tot and they are his specialty.  The two secret ingredients that make these cookies so good are:

  1. Salt--they have the perfect mixture of sweet and salty
  2. And OF COURSE, lots of love!
Ingredients: (yields 7 dozen cookies!!)
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1.  Heat over to 375 F

2.  Mix shortening, butter, granulated and brown sugars, eggs, and vanilla

ready for mixing!

mmmm!

3.  In separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt


4.  Stir flour mixture in with other mixture (Uncle Ed's trick for this is to add the dry ingredients in, little by little--he also clears a hole in the wet ingredients that you can fill with the dry ingredients which helps decrease the flour from flying into the air and all over the place!)

see hole in center!

filled with dry ingredients

Another key part of this step is not to over-mix the batter--the dough should be thick!


5.  Stir in chocolate chips

I can never decide which I like better--the dough or the cookies!

6.  Drop dough by rounded teaspoon fulls 2 in apart on ungreased baking sheets

Uncle Ed is very meticulous about this step and always has exactly 7 dozen cookies--I, on the other hand, am not and also tend to snack on the dough, so I usually end up with about 5 dozen cookies of varying sizes!

7.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown (9 minutes is perfection when I bake them!)

They're crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle...yummy, yummy!

8.  ENJOY!!

Ready for Bryce!

In other news, this weekend provided the perfect rest and relaxation that I needed.  Saturday I went to see Cuties A and B play in their basketball games and spent the afternoon with the Cutie family.  Aside from that, I spent lots of time reading, relaxing, and spending time with my family.

Cutie B ready for action!

Check out Cutie A's jump shot!

Are you a fan of chocolate chip cookies?  What are your all time favorite desserts?

How was your weekend?

Have a great day!

20 comments:

  1. These look delicious and I know they probably didn't last long!!! I celebrated my 13th anniversary with my hubbie in nyc...so fun!

    I love fruit crisps in fall and homemade chocolate pudding througout the year!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  2. Thanks for the recipe. I never turn down a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies, my families favorite!

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  3. YUM-O!! Be sure to post these in my next recipe swap...I think it's in 2 weeks, lol. Also, I just read your email, I am about to reply back:)
    Hope your Monday is awesome!!
    XoXo

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  4. I adore chocolate chip cookies, so thanks for sharing the recipe! I'll have to try them as I get ready for some holiday baking. I'm glad you had a great weekend!

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  5. unds like a fun weekend! And I have been wanting to make chocolate chip cookies for a while! I should put that on my to do list this week! I was in Louisville for a girls weekend, nothing like a weekend to catch up with great friends!

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  6. Your weekend sounds amazing! Mine was jam-packed, so I'm hoping that this next weekend will provide a little rest and relaxation.

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  7. They look wonderful! What a good girlfriend you are :)

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  8. This looks so good! PS you should post your link to the Betty Crocker Facebook page or Twitter! They would love to see it! ;)

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  9. Those cookies look delicious! I may have to surprised my fiance with those!

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  10. chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. The one dining hall here has the best. I used to eat so many until i found out each one had 258 calories

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  11. Definitely going to give this recipe a try, I love chocolate chip cookies. I like your uncle Ed's trick of making a hole in the wet ingredients so the flour doesn't go everywhere.

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  12. Love chocolate chip cookies. I think they may be my favorite.

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  13. Ah same gym memories! LOVE some cookies- I was this close to baking some tonight! Maybe tomorrow! This reminds me of the Friends episode where Phoebe says her grandmother had a secret choco chip cookie recipe and her name was Nestle Tollhouse (with a French accent) hahahah!

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  14. those cookies look delicious! I've been baking chocolate chip cookies ever since I can remember and one tip I've picked up is once you've scooped the cookie dough onto your baking tray, place two fingers into a cup of water and lightly press down on the cookie dough to flatten it out! It makes the cookies a bit flatter but still chewy and soft on the inside! (something like Tate's cookies!)

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  15. 1. You just made me so hungry!
    2. The cuties are so cute!
    3. When can we have a phone date?
    4. I need your address

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  16. YUM, these look SO good, I just bookmarked this page so I could keep the recipe! :) I'm a new follower!

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  17. Yum. Those look amazing, although really I just want to eat the dough! :D

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