Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
These cookies are wonderful because they don't flatten out and they stay soft!!
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips (more or less to taste)
- nuts (optional)
- Cream together butter, margarine and sugars.
- Next add vanilla, lemon juice, eggs, and salt.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Make cookies desired size.
- (They turn out very well if you roll the dough into a ball then flatten it some onto the cookie sheet).
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes.
- Makes around 4 dozen.
These cookies didn't come out too great, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt because I used all butter instead of margarine. Came out kind of like shortbread cookies, stayed round and didn't flatten on the cookie sheet.
This recipe baffles me a little. Let me start by saying that I had lost my favorite chocoloate chip cookie recipe that I had used for the last 10 years (you would think I would know it by heart!)and so I decided to search to find a recipe that seemed close and then throw in my secret ingredient from my former favorite....Graham Cracker crumbs. In this recipe you used 2 cups flour and 2 cups graham cracker crumbs instead of all flour. Also, it called for 1 cup butter not the split between margarine. So in my first batch (because I alway triple or quadruple and freeze some)I did my little graham cracker trick, used all butter, and added m&m's with my chocolate chips and they were really good. I would recommend this trying this...In my second batch I stuck more to the recipe by using all flour, but used all butter and threw in some nuts. It was then that I saw the very crumbly, dry dough...but I pushed on...the cookies did not flatten, as a matter of fact they almost stayed in the original ball so I would recommend doing the step where you flatten them a bit. They are good, but reminded me a bit of a shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. It could also have something to do with the fact that I tend to cram my cookies with lots of extras like nuts, extra chips, and m&m's and the dry dough maybe isn't the best for doing that. All in all, my husband really liked them and they are good...just a little diferent than a toll house...
Really good! Great taste. The dough was a bit crumbly but if you stick with it, the cookies come out really nice.