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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Goodness

This week for FN Dish's Comfort Food Fest, myself and other bloggers had to make the famous chocolate chip cookie! Chocolate chip cookies are an absolute classic! Sure, I may love creme brulee, pecan pie, eclairs, cheesecake, etc... but there is just something so comforting and timeless about the chocolate chip cookie.  Whenever I am craving something chocolatey and easy to make, this is my go to dessert!

Now, although chocolate chip cookies may be a classic, I find that they are also one of the most debated cookie recipes out there.  There are so many versions out there that just trying to look at them all on the Internet can give you a headache! I have been known to jazz up my cookies from time to time  by adding nuts or white chocolate chips, etc.  However, no matter how many different ways I try my cookies, I always end up going back to my tried and true recipe.  It is simple, quick, and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
-1 cup shortening
-3/4 cup sugar
-3/4 cup dark brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-Just under a teaspoon of salt
-2 1/4 cups of flour
-1 12oz bag of chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together the shortening and sugars.  Once combined, mix in the eggs and vanilla.  Slowly mix in the salt, baking soda, and flour.  Just add the flour a little at a time until well combined. Then, last but not least, mix in the chocolate chips! And steal a few for yourself to eat too..

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out the dough in round mounds and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Place the cookies in the oven for 9-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.  The time will really depend on how big or small you make your cookies and how hard or chewy you like your cookies.

Once done, remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.  Then, pour a large glass of milk (or coffee - these are a great breakfast too!) and enjoy every bite of your chocolatey goodness!

For more great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes, check out the links below:

Big Girls, Small Kitchen:Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Bars
Jeanette's Healthy Living:Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies
What's Gaby Cooking:Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Lemon Bowl:Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
From My Corner of Saratoga:Chocolate Chip Cookies
Napa Farmhouse 1885:New Year's Resolution Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red or Green?:Tao's Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made By Michelle:The Best Blondies, Ever
Cooking With Elise:Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Life Bike:Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies
Virtually Homemade:Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Cultural Dish:Chocolate Chip Cookie Goodness
Thursday Night Dinner:Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Dishin & Dishes:Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Daily*Dishin:Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Cookies With Pecans
Devour:5 Takes on Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
FN Dish:The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

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  1. Such a classic, but always delicious. They look amazing and I love your photography. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Yeah, it's a classic recipe, but the variations proved that there is still room for experimenting, which is good obviously good news, cooking and baking would be half as fun without experimenting.