Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

In general I thinks kids young and old love chocolate chip cookies. And nothing compares with fresh baked, warm out of the oven, homemade chocolate chip cookies. My oldest son is always asking me to make them. Actually he is always asking if he can make them; which I know means that I will be making them. Making cookies from scratchΒ seems like a large task until you start- and realize it’s basically throwing all the ingredients in one big bowl, mixing it up and dropping spoonfuls of batter on a baking sheet. We got this. It’s so worth it.

As organic as possible:

From the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book:

1/2 cup Shortening

1/2 cup Butter, softened

1 cup packed Brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking soda

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla

2 1/2 cups Flour

1 – 12 oz. package (2 cups) semisweet Chocolate chips

 

In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and better with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.

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Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Sadie tip: I always round the granulated sugar! πŸ˜‰

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Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Sadie tip #2: I always splash in a little more vanilla! πŸ˜‰

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Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

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Stir in chocolate chips.

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Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an uncreased cookie sheet. I like to use an ice cream scoop, because we like big cookies. πŸ™‚

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Bake a 375Β° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Woot woot! Eat ’em warm. Or whenever you want.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 - 12 oz. package (2 cups) semisweet Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and better with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
  2. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  4. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an uncreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake a 375Β° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
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17 comments

  1. The Chocolate Chip Cookie is our state cookie (or biscuit as I would call it which is confusing since a biscuit is a scone here and scones are more like what I call rock-cakes ….) They are as divisive as the presidential election since they ousted the Fig Newton which many still proclaim the rightful cookie. But it was the children who made the choice. INvited to the Governors office and offered two plates of cookies one heaving with fig newtons and the other with chocolate chip I wonder that anyone was in the least surprised with what those little cherubs chose because as you rightly say there surely is not a child in the world who does not love them or would not if given the chance. God Bless the Choc Chip Cookie and God Bless you for this delectable recipe πŸ˜‡

    1. Fiona your comments are such a highlight of my day! I think my blog would be boring without them! I do love a Fig Newton, but I’d have to say given the choice I might opt for the chocolate chip cookie (biscuit) myself. πŸ˜‰

  2. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite still to this day. You are so right, it doesn’t take long to throw a batch together, and they are even better homemade. They look yummy Sadie!

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