Sometimes you just need warm and cozy chocolate chip cookie with a cold glass of milk. Perhaps the internet doesn’t need another chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I bet when you try this recipe it with remind you of your grandmas cookies. These chocolate chip cookies have ooey gooey centers, perfectly crisp edges and melty chocolate chunks. Just writing about them is making my mouth water.
One of the first things I learned how to bake were chocolate chip cookies yet as many times as I’ve tried to perfect them they never turn out like my grandma’s. There is just something about them that is so chewy and soft that one leads to another and the hole batch is in my stomach.
THE RIGHT BAKING TIME
Baking these cookies for the right amount of time is key. To tell if these cookies are done baking, look to the edges of the cookies (not the centers). The edges should be golden brown while the centers are still very pale and soft. Once you take them out of the oven, leave them to cool for at least 5 minutes. As they cool, the cookies will continue to firm up and the surface will turn golden brown.
Chocolate Chips: You can use just about any kind of chocolate chips you like for this recipe. I prefer chocolate chunk as you get more chocolate and they tend not to be as sweet.
Vanilla Extract : Vanilla just adds to the butterscotch flavor of the chocolate chip cookies.
Brown sugar: In this recipe I use a high radio of brown sugar to granulated sugar to produce a chewier cookie. It also aids in giving these cookies a deeper more intense butterscotchy flavor.
Nana’s chocolate chip cookies
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cream together the shortening with the granulated sugar. Add the brown sugar and vanilla and mix together until light and fluffy.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg. Combine it with the sugar and shortening, mixing it until there is no chunks. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add it to the wet ingredients.
- Incorporate the chocolate chips by hand. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough into small balls and place them on the baking sheet.
- Place them in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Once cooked, take them out and leave them to cool for 5 minutes. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy !