Monday, June 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The one thing I make and never have success at is chocolate chip cookies. It doesn't matter what I do or what recipe I use, I can never get them just right. So far these cookies have come the closest to exactly what I want out of a chocolate chip cookie.

Her Chocolate Chip Cookies*
1 C sugar
½ C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¼-½ tsp almond extract (depending on tastes--I used 1/2 tsp of course)
¾ C shortening
3 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1-2 cups of chocolate chips (Use any kind you like, I used white and semi sweet)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream sugars, eggs, vanilla, almond and shortening. Add flour, salt and soda. Mix in chocolate chips.

Form the dough into teaspoon size cookies (they will look tiny, but will puff up into the perfect bite size cookie). Bake for 6-8 minutes, until they just barely start to brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe source: Confessions of a Bake-aholic

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