This is not my handwriting. I think someone gave it to my mom a long time ago. Look how well loved it is! And a recipe claiming to be the BEST chocolate chip cookie EVER has to be worth testing out, right? Right. I'm omitting the "Best Ever" from my title, since I can't vouch for them just yet. We'll see how this goes.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
5 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups shortening (butter flavored)
2 teaspoons salt
3 to 4 teaspoons vanilla
12 ounces chocolate chips (of course!)
I'm finally finishing off the 72 ounce bag of chocolate chips my hubby bought for me like 2 months ago! And see that unmarked bottle next to the salt? That's homemade vanilla, from one of the sweet girls in the Sunday School class I teach. :)
So the directions are really simple. According to the recipe, you just mix everything together all at once and then pop them in the oven. As you've probably already guessed, I am kinda OCD about how my ingredients get mixed together. So I started with my dry stuff.
If only all the beaches in the world were made of brown sugar. I would have been queen of the sand castles as a kid!
Mix all of that together thoroughly. You might need to use your hands or the back of a spoon to break up any clumps of brown sugar.
Fold in the chocolate chips. I'm pretty sure that I used more than 12 ounces, but hey. A liberal amount of chocolate makes everything better.
Now, roll the dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place them on a cookie sheet. The recipe didn't specify whether or not the cookie sheets had to be greased or not, so Sam greased them to be safe.
I wasn't sure how much the cookies were going to spread, so I only did 10 per sheet to start, staggering them. That was Sam's idea. I just hate it when he's right... -.-
When they first came out of the oven, they were puffed up and looked like they needed a little bit more time in the oven, but I had faith in them. And they settled down, perfect and deserving of the title "Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever".
You need to see them up close to really appreciate them.