Thursday, February 6, 2014

Christy's famous chocolate chip cookies

Christy's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my friend Christy's amazing chocolate chip cookies. They have the perfect crispiness on the outside and chewy middle from baking them on a baking sheet.

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup crisco
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs, room temp.
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
24 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips (the big bag)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, crisco, sugars, egg and vanilla. Mix in one cup flour, baking soda and salt. Add other two cups flour, mixing after each addition. Mix in chocolate chips. Yes, I know it looks like too many chocolate chips but really - have you ever heard anyone say "There are too many chocolate chips in these cookies"? No, me neither. Place LARGE scoops of dough (I use an actual ice cream scoop and really pack it in) on a preheated baking stone (you can use a cookie sheet, but you'll get better results with a stone) and bake for 9-11 minutes depending on your oven. DO NOT overbake. The cookies will look slightly underdone. Let them sit on the stone for a few more minutes until they're solid enough to be moved with a spatula and transfer to a cooling rack. Let them cool a little, then put in a ziploc or plastic container while they're still warm. The steam from the warm cookies inside the sealed container is what keeps them soft and yummy.