My son likes the basics and he doesn't like a lot of chocolate (shocking I know!), so he isn't a fan of most of the new recipes I try out. When I recently made the Orange Chocolate Sliced Cookies, he sighed, hung his head and then asked, "Mom, why can't you ever just make regular chocolate chip cookies - something that I like?" So I promised to make some "regular" chocolate chip cookies for my poor deprived child. :)
The funny thing is that I have rarely made chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Once when being "real" on my blog, I showed you my go-to chocolate chip cookie mix. But I realized that there was no reason I couldn't do these cookies from scratch. Last time I made some I tried the Nestle Tollhouse recipe - yummy! This time I wanted to try another version, so I used the basic recipe in my good old BHG cookbook.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening (I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 12-oz. pkg semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional - I left them out)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In mixing bowl, beat the shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Beat mixture till thoroughly combined. Beat in the remaining flour. Stir in chocolate chips and, if desired, nuts.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or till edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on wire rack. Makes about 60.
Since it's Chocolate Friday, you really should find a chocolate post to link up down below! And if you have a post about chocolate chip cookies, link that up too so I can check it out! If you don't have a blog, feel free to share recipes or recipe links in the comments. Just to remind you, the posts you link up must have something to do with chocolate and you need to provide the link directly to your post rather than just to your blog (it makes it impossible to find the recipe later on). If you're not sure how to link it, let me know - I'll even link it up for you!
Happy Chocolate Friday Friends!!