Tuesday, July 12, 2011
ultimate chocolate chip cookies
Our neighbors at a diagonal walked down the street and delivered these "ultimate" cookies the week we moved in. They have all boys and were probably shocked by all the giggling at our home. My girls really like their boys (they're pretty cute!). Mostly, my girls like to torture their youngest, who is the same age as my oldest. It turns out my husband works with this neighbor (spent yesterday with him) and on Sunday this neighbor was sustained as our new bishop and I'm his wife's visiting teaching companion. Their 14-year old son made these cookies, which I was thoroughly impressed by. Thoroughly impressed!! (His mother said she'll go out for a while and come back to freshly baked cookies.) They were delicious! I don't think 14-year old boys are accustomed to handing out recipes but I do know he used the recipe from the back of butter flavor Crisco sticks.
ultimate chocolate chip cookies (Crisco)
3/4 stick Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
or 3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
Heat oven to 375.
Combine shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
If nuts are omitted, add an additional 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
What I have to say- our neighbor friend used milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in these cookies.