Saturday, March 12, 2011
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These gourmet cookies are very rich and buttery tasting with a crisp exterior and a chewy center.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (11-12 oz) package chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350 F.
2. Beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium sped until light and fluffy, or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool for 2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to wire wrack to cool. Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk for dunkin!
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Cookbook Bridal Edition.