Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!

chocolate chip cookies

This evening my mom was craving cookies, so I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. I used just a basic recipe from Baking Basics and Beyond but they were SO good. I halved this recipe and left out the white chocolate and pecans. I’d loved to use pecans next time though, and i think i'm going to try it with reeces pieces or peanut butter chips. I used my new silpat and absolutely loved it. It was an early christmas present from mom. Everything just slides off of it and it just wipes clean. Anyway, here's the recipe!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Deluxe
from Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair

makes about 4 dozen

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 375 with oven rack in the middle

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in bowl of a stand mixer on Medium-High speed until creamy, scraping down bowl once or twive.
Add vanilla and egg and mix well.

Reduce mixer speed to Low and add the flour mixture. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat until dough forms. By hand, stir in chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans.

Drop dough in rounded tablespoon about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are browned on edges.

choco chip cookies
mmm, they were good.

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