the best chocolate chip cookies

This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!  If you want a great cookie be sure to use real butter.  The double chips and butter flavored shortening really put this recipe over the top as a crumbly and memorable treat.    

I grew up on a farm and I’m blessed to have a mom that cooked a lot for our family.  She still makes great meals and great cookies.   These are the kind of cookies that someone who really knows how to bake makes!  These are the cookies that you look forward to finding a fresh batch sitting out on the farmhouse table.  

Since we milked cows butter is the rule for taste and quality when baking.  I can really notice a difference in the texture of the cookie when using butter and shortening.   It makes a silky feel and is the sign of farm fresh quality.  Using the right baking sheet makes a difference and helps keep the high quality texture in each cookie.  I like a stoneware sheet like this that holds in the heat longer.  

Another trick that my family uses when craving these cookies is that we like to make a big batch and only bake part of it.  We make the rest of the dough into balls using a cookie scoop and put them in freezer bags in the freezer.  When we want fresh baked cookies we just grab however many balls of dough we want, set them on a cookie sheet and pop them in the oven.  Frozen dough only takes a minute or two longer to bake and the result is just as delicious!

best chocolate chip cookie recipe

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the best chocolate chip cookies

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These farmhouse chocolate chip cookies are the best because of the double chips, real butter and butter flavored shortening.  

Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Cream butter, shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in mixer.

    Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix until well blended.

    Mix flour, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixture.

    Stir in chips on low so that the chips don't get broken, or stir by hand.

    Make dough into balls or drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on type of cookie sheet.  Remove from oven when cookies are still slightly gooey in the center.  Place of cooling racks.  Enjoy warm and with a glass of milk 🙂    


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