Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
I will admit, this is similar to both the Hershey's and the Ghirardelli cookie recipes - the back of the chip bags are my best sources of inspiration. :) However, I live at high altitude, so I have changed it up a bit for that and for my family/our friends' tastes. I find that they never flatten (once out of the oven) and they stay chewy for several days. They also freeze well. My store-bought chocolate chip cookie-loving nephew even asked if I could make more of these once they had all been eaten. That was awesome. I have substituted Splenda for half of the granulated sugar portion, and it works well, but I think any more than that would compromise the texture too much.
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (12 ounce) bag chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening with sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoon (I use a cookie scoop) onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes (I bake for 10 to start, and as the last few sheets go in, I lessen it to 9 1/2 minutes. I would say if you're going to bake them for 9, let them cool for longer on the cookie sheet before removing them to the wire rack).
- Cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.
- To make bar cookies, pat the dough down into a 9x13 pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Delicious and very chewy indeed! I live at high altitude and have had mixed success with baking chewy cookies. Usually they are harder than I would prefer, so this recipe caught my eye. I made these into bars instead of cookies because I was feeling lazy, and they were a hit with my family. Thanks Greeny for a keeper! Made for Newest Zaar tag.