Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello.  It is a new day, I think, but I am still at it, shampooing my carpets.  I finished my entire upstairs yesterday (spending nearly 3 hours getting paint out of my daughters carpet before finally giving up) and today I am working on my downstairs.  Oh, then I will go BACK upstairs to shampoo where my dog got sick last night on my freshly shampooed carpets.  Some days, I feel like I am fighting a losing battle.  Oh well, there are worse problems in the world than a house that your family/dog will not let you really get clean.  I am thankful I have 3 healthy children that have the energy and curiosity necessary to turn my home upside down most days.  Now say that 10 times.  

Here are some fabulous chocolate chip cookies that my kids (and husband...and me) absolutely adore.  Yes, they are "just" plain chocolate chip cookies, but they really are anything but plain.  

Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened (DO NOT MELT!!!)
1/2 c. shortening (You can also just use more butter instead.  The cookies won't go flat (like mine are) if you chill the dough 1 hour before baking.)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 package milk chocolate chips (2 cups)

Mix butter, shortening, and sugars--do not overmix (the key to this recipe is minimal mixing - try it with a wooden spoon instead of a mixer).  Add vanilla and eggs.  Sift together the dry ingredients and add them next.  Mix until everything is combined.  Add chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Remove them from the oven when they are barely brown.  Serve warm out of the oven with a tall glass of cold milk:-)  


  1. Ok, so THOSE LOOK AWESOME. Great lighting too, btw.

  2. Thank you! I struggle with the food photography. As I look back at my beginning posts, I see I have come along OK though. I had great natural light the day I photographed these.


    Please come back. Please.



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