For a baker, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Not to say that I don't like sweets, they just aren't my very favorite thing. My list of favorite things to eat goes like this:
2. Collard Greens
3. Honeycrisp Apples
I know! Cookies are the only sweet thing on the list (other than those honeycrisp apples, which are so, so delicious, be still my heart!). Cookies are also my least favorite thing to bake:
3. Everything else
Cookies and I just don’t agree! I always either burn them, they spread out too thin, fall apart, too dry, something always happens. I don’t understand why! But if I conquer pie crust, I can conquer cookies, for sure.
But in the meantime, here's only cookie recipe that always works well for me. I love it! It makes the most delicious salty/sweet chocolate chip cookies. I’ve posted them here before, ages ago, but they are definitely worth a repost. Have a couple with a big glass of milk!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Baking Basics and Beyond
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 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
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.