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Thursday, April 3, 2014

"CAKEY" CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

This recipe comes from one of my FAVS, Martha Stewart; however, with a twist of Judy to it!  But seriously, can you make a bad chocolate chip cookie?  Yeah, I didn't think so either.  I do, though, love a "cakey" cookie!  If you do too, you will love this.


 Ingredients:
  • 2-14/ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 full stick of Crisco Butter Flavor Shortening (you can use butter instead, unsalted, 1-3/4 sticks, room temp)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used the mini's in this recipe, but use what you want)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.


In the bowl of electric mixer, combine butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.


Reduce speed to low; add the salt,vanilla, and eggs.  Beat until well mixed, a couple of minutes.  Add flour mixture; mix on low to medium until just combined.


Add in chocolate chips; mix on low for about 30 seconds.


Drop 1-1/2 tbsp size balls of dough, about 2 inches apart on baking sheet with parchment paper.


Bake until cookies are golden around the edges and set in the center, 10-12 minutes. 


 Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.




Of note:  Makes 2 dozen if you make a bigger cookie (1-1/2 tbsp), and 3 dozen if you make a smaller cookie (1 tbsp)

Enjoy!


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