You Can't Beat the Classics: CookingThyme's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a warm, fluffy, crispy-on-the-edges-chewy-in-the-center chocolate chip cookie? Jen, from the CookingThyme team, has spent years perfecting a recipe that won't fall flat [literally].

CookingThyme's classic chocolate chip cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semisweet chocolate chips
Here's the trick to Jen's fluffy, gorgeous cookies:
½ cup butter [1 stick], softened AND ½ cup shortening           
OR 1 cup butter flavored shortening

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter/shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

And who says cookies can't be chic? We love this idea of serving them with milk in a martini glass

and isn't this fancy?
[images 1, 2, 3 via weheartit, image 4 via swoon events]

have a lovely weekend, and bake yourself some of these!

jenbrowning  – (January 15, 2011 at 8:28 PM)  

To really be chewy you need to slightly under bake them. So l usually bake them 9 minutes, but depending on your oven may need a little more.

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