Sunday, May 29, 2011
My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes
Perfectly puffy chocolate chip cookies
3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco stick 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding mix 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp baking soda 3 cups flour (I used a tiny bit more than 3 cups) 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, butter and Crisco. Mix with the paddle attachment until thoroughly combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add pudding mix; stir until incorporated. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the baking soda and salt. Blend into the egg mixture. Add additional flour 1/2 to 1 cup at a time until reaching desired consistency. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 minutes. The cookies may not look done, but that is the trick to keeping them puffy and soft. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet on top of cooling racks for 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on the cooling racks.
This is another recipe that I think I like even more. They are not "puffy" though so Mike doesn't like them as much. I love the nuttiness of them, and they are super adaptable. Plus I like to think they are a little healthier with the whole wheat and oats. But that might be me trying to justify it so I can eat more. Of course the nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg are optional, but they are what makes them so good.
A Dash of Sass whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp.
1 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg
1 cup uncooked quick rolled oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup nuts (I used pecans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter with both sugars and add egg, vanilla, and milk. Cream until smooth. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add slowly to butter mixture. Once smooth, stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop rounded teaspoons on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Makes about 2 dozen.
Enjoy! If you try them, let me know what you think!