The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you, but I could use some comfort food right about now. Nothing satisfies that desire like these chocolate chip cookies. About 95% of the time you’ll see me eating clean but these are the exception to the rule. If you balk at seeing Crisco in the ingredients, don’t even bother making them. This is not a recipe where you try to substitute an ingredient to make them healthier. Alternative flour won’t do, egg equivalents are definitely not equivalent. Trust me on this.
But if we’re honest with ourselves, we all eat crap on occasion that include questionable ingredients. At least maybe knowing the ingredients will keep you at eating a handful instead of the entire batch.
To quote my mother’s famous words, ” we don’t eat them that often.”

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter and Crisco
  • Add both sugars, mix
  • Add water and vanilla
  • Add one egg at at time, mixing after each egg
  • Add salt, baking soda and one cup of flour and mix
  • Add the rest of the flour one cup at a time until thoroughly mixed
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Scoop equal size cookie dough, not overcrowding your sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. They will not look done. They are! Let them cool 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack.

Notes

Yes this recipe calls for Crisco. No you cannot make substitutions. This is not a recipe where you try to substitute an ingredient to make them healthier. Alternative flour won’t do, egg equivalents are definitely not equivalent. Trust me on this. I am that girl who wants to make her food as nutritious and whole as possible. But sometimes exceptions must be made for the best cookies ever.
 

What else makes these cookies amazing? The materials you use to make them. Not all kitchen products are created equal! The size of your cookie scoops and the quality of your cookie sheet will affect how your cookies turn out. Below is what I am using.


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