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Chocolate Chip Cookies


There is just something about a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie that can’t be beat.  I think by this point we all know that I am a huge fan of all things chocolate, but the chocolate chip cookie will always hold a special place in my heart.  I grew up making this recipe probably close to weekly from the time I was 3 years old.  It was my Dad’s favorite.  I believe it was the recipe that his Mom had made for him.  At some point in high school she got tired of making them so often, so he had to resort to making his own!  Sometimes we would bake just a couple to have fresh warm ones, and freeze the rest of the dough to be able to have warm cookies each night.  I had this recipe memorized, and have barely even taken out the recipe card since I was 10 years old.  Sometimes we get a little crazy and put a few M&M’s on top!  


I like my cookies to be chewy, and these are very chewy.  I use this recipe to make Bar Cookies, or the base of many other recipes like S’mores Bars, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars, Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cookie Cake.

  
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 package chocolate chips

Cream butter, shortening and both sugars together.  Add in vanilla and eggs.  Mix until well combined.  Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.  Mix in chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.  Makes approx 3 doz cookies.

 

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