Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe (and probably my love of food in general) came from my grandpa. I remember he taught me how to make these cookies when I was in junior high. After that whenever my sisters or I would make them, we would double the batch and bring some to him. His response? "You need more practice!" Translated: these are really good, keep making more so I can eat them!

My grandpa got this recipe from Crisco. There are two important keys to making this recipe work well: Butter-flavored Crisco and a little extra flour.

 printable recipe
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

3/4 cup butter-flavored crisco
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp vanilla flavoring
1 egg
1 3/4 cup plus a couple of tablespoons of flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, you can add some extra chocolate chips if you omit the nuts)

Preheat oven to 375F. Cream crisco, brown sugar, milk and vanilla flavoring together in a large bowl. Add egg and cream together.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.

Mix dry ingredients in with the butter/sugar mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

Place by rounded tablespoon-fulls onto cookie sheet.

Bake at 375F until edges are golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Let the cookies set for a few minutes before removing them to cool on a paper towel or sheet of foil.

Just like all cookies, these are best eaten warm, so I like to just make a few at a time. You can store the cookie dough in the fridge for several days or in the freezer for several weeks. This is an easy way to have fresh cookies on hand to serve unexpected guests. Just remember the cookies may need to bake a bit longer since the dough started out cold!

This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 7.

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  1. Classic! I love Chocolate Chip Cookies! It's really cute how your grandpa would say, keep practicing, to get you to make more!

  2. Ohhhhhh Heather. I'm gonna have to make cookies now! These look SO good! And I'm glad to see a fellow blogger--especially one not in the South--using butter-flavored Crisco. It makes me feel more justified about being in the world. ;)

  3. Those look so good!!!! I wish I had some! I think I'm going to go make some brownies now!

    Following you back. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I'm a new follower from the Tuesday Blog Hop. So glad I found you. Those cookies look so yummy!

  5. Is there anything better than a warm chocolate chip cookie?! I'm drooling. Thanks for visiting, following back!

  6. OOh girl, your blog looks so yummy! LOL...thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comment was much appreciated, and I love how you involve your kids in your housework. Gladly following you back!

  7. Ooh those cookies look sinful! I am sitting here catching up on blogs before I go to bed, and I would give anything for one of those right now LOL. Great blog - you've got me as a follower :) I love new foods!!! (So does my husband's wasteline hahaa!)

  8. Upon being served a cookie and a cup of coffee, my Dad used to begin eating and then realise that he had too much coffee and comment that he needed another cookie to make the coffee come out right, but then just a little more coffee to finish the last bite........he was a scientist but was terrible at measuring the cookie/coffee ratio. He was a wonderful Dad.

  9. I made these for our Super Bowl party. Had a couple of tween boys who couldn't get enough and said they were the best cookies they ever had.
    p.s. The recipe didn't have a measurement for chocolate chips. I used 1 cup and it worked great.

  10. Amanda, I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies! Thanks for pointing out the error in the recipe, I just fixed it!