Thick, Soft, and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup real butter, at room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat butter and shortening until creamy.
- Add sugar and vanilla and beat with a mixer on medium speed until well blended.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
- Add flour mixture, and beat slowly to incorporate, then beat to blend well.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Drop batter in 2-tablespoon portions about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
- Bake in a 375°F preheated oven until edges of cookies are brown but an area about 1 inch wide in the center is still pale, about 10 minutes.
- If using 2 pans in 1 oven, switch positions at half-time.
- Let cookies cool on pan about 5 minutes, then transfer to racks with a spatula.
- Serve warm or cool.
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amazingly soft, even the day after. for anyone who doesnt have/like shortening... i used all butter (1 cup) instead of half shortening and they turned out great. i also made them a little smaller than 2 tbsp which i found corresponded better to the baking time of 10 minutes (though i did about 12). the best soft cookie recipe ive tried!
This was not a bad recipe. The first time I made it, I did it exactly as the recipe called for. They were good, but there was room for improvement. The second time, I did 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening, and swapped out one or two tablespoons brown sugar for white granulated. I thought there was too much of a hint of molasses with all brown sugar. Other than that, great recipe and a delicious treat. Thank you!
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This recipe is hands-down Far and Away the best cookie I have ever had or made. I have been trying for 40 years to make an epically awesome chocolate chip cookie and this is it. I do agree that a cup and a half of brown sugar is too much so I used a cup and 1/4 of brown sugar in a quarter cup of white sugar. I love that it's shortening and butter not just butter. And I accidentally grabbed many chips at the store yesterday and didn't notice until it was time to mix them in but still, these cookies have such a beautiful texture and they're just pretty. We won't talk about how good they are. I've had way too many. Now I have a belly ache. Thank you for the recipe.
Move over nestle!! This is the first chocolate chip recipie I've used besides nestle's. As I was beginning, I found I didn't have enough brown sugar. I only had half a cup, so I used one cup of white sugar instead, and I substituted the molasses I would need to makeep it brown sugar with just under one tablespoon of maple syrup. Oh, my goodness are they amazing!! The syrup gives just a hint of an additional flavor that is amazing. I compensated for the additional liquid by adding about an 8th of a cup extra of flour.
These are so far the best cookies I’ve ever made. These are soft, chewy and delicious. The only thing that I found was that sometimes they come out a bit dry, to fix this I usually add about 1/4 a cup of milk just to make it softer and more excellent. Another thing I’ve found it that the temperature is a little too high for my oven so I turn it to 350 instead. These cookies are absolutely delicious either way. I brought them to a family gathering and the whole tray was gonna within a few hours! Definitely recommend these cookies to everyone who doesn’t want to break their teeth with one bite but also want a rich and sweet flavor.
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