Friday, May 1, 2009

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Courtesy of April Sanders

My favorite recipe are what I call Chocolate Chip Cookies. I tweaked the recipe over 3 years when I was first married almost 15 years ago.

The first time I made them, I was a newlywed. I accidentally put in baking “powder” instead of baking “soda”. The result were chocolate chip hockey pucks! I served them to my sweet new husband and kind Pastor.

I realized my mistake later and was mortified. So, when I tweaked the recipe I left in a bit of the baking powder so they get big (but never bake them past gooey J)

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies by April Sanders
(This is a triple batch and can be divided)

2 ¼ cups butter flavor Crisco (can use butter to be healthier)
2 cups brown sugar
1 ¾ cups white granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons vanilla
3 eggs
5 ¼ cups flour
3 teaspoons salt
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking powder
18-24 oz chocolate chips (special dark are the best)
6-8 oz walnuts (if desired)

Preheat over to 375 degrees.

Cream together Crisco, brown sugar and white sugar. Add milk and vanilla, mix well. Add eggs, one at a time.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add by the spoonfuls to creamed mixture.

Add choc chips and optional nuts.

Drop by heaping teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes until lightly golden but not brown. I take them out when they are still really gooey. My hubby LOVES them like that. Never crispy!

This recipe can be divided quite easily. I love to make the full triple recipe and divide it in half and bake on a cookie sheet(like the Pampered Chef bar pan) for delicious bars. Can also make in muffin tins and put a scoop of ice cream on a warm cookie – yum!
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