Big Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup Crisco
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened but still firm
- 1 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large whole egg
- 1 large egg white
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 10 ounces chocolate chips (about 1 3/4 cups) or 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks (about 1 3/4 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat Crisco and butter in a medium bowl with back of a wooden spoon until pretty smooth but with a few harder pieces till left (about 1 minute).
- Add sugars and beat until well blended.
- Add egg, egg white and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Mix together flour, baking powder and salt and stir into butter mixture.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- For each cookie, shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball with your fingers and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet with 1 1/2-inches between cookie dough.
- Bake 14 minutes or until tops are well browned.
- Slide parchment paper onto wire racks to cool.
- Repeat with remaining dough and fresh sheets of parchment paper.
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Excellent! When I was 13 Mom let me take a summer school cooking class and we used all Crisco to make cookies, but I used butter flavored Crisco for these cookies. I also used light brown sugar, and no parchment paper. They're soooo good! Thank you for your great recipe, and bringing back the memory of my summer school cooking class.
Great cookie! I halved the recipe, therefore I used 1 whole egg and added 1 oz. pecan bits. I used Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips and the result was as you said, thick and chewy with a nice crunchy outside. I did have to cook mine for 20 minutes before they became golden. Overall a good chocolate chip cookie recipe.
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