I was gifted with a baker’s dozen of chocolate chip cookies for no reason from a delightful woman I know about four months ago and from the moment I took the first bite, I was struck with amazement that these cookies were homemade, and that they had NOT come out of a plastic sleeve from the grocery store’s refrigerated foods section! I have cursed this woman since that day because I can’t stop making them! They get RAVE reviews from everyone and as such, should be shared and enjoyed by others too! Sooooo…I’m giving you the recipe! The trick, I’ve found…is to bake them to the point at which they almost still look underbaked and gooey in the middle, then take them out and immediately remove them from the pan to a cooling rack. Oh! They are soooo good! The funny thing about this recipe is that it is basically the recipe that was on the bag of chips that I had at home, but it does have some tweaks…those tweaks, I’m CONVINCED…make all the difference!
DIVINE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. (You may have to adjust the temperature of your oven, depending on how it heats.)
Mix together in a medium bowl:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Cream together in a large bowl:
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup butter flavored crisco
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Add to creamy mixture:
2 large eggs
Slowly add flour mixture to creamy mixture. After it is blended well, add a little bit of milk (maybe 2 teaspoons, but that’s it). Add 1 bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet by mounded teasponfulls and bake. Don’t judge doneness by time…judge by color. Take cookies out when they are LIGHT tan around the edges and they appear to be slightly underdone in the center.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have! Remember that all ovens are different so you may need to adjust yours. The lady who gave me the recipe was baking hers at 375 in a gas oven and when I tried the recipe in my electric oven at the same temperature, they burned. I eventually decided that 350 worked for me and I watch these cookies closely after 6 minutes to ensure that I catch them at the right doneness. Please let me know if you make these! I’d love to hear your feedback! Also, I’ve made these with many different kinds of chips…they’re always delicious, but the mini chips just seem PERFECT!
Give me these with an ice-cold glass of Milk and I’m in HEAVEN!