Sunday, October 25, 2009

RESULTS of The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment

In an earlier post, I mentioned my quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I decided to give Kristen some credit and try the recipe she recommended.

1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips

  1. Combine shortening, sugars and vanilla. 
  2. Sift flour, soda and salt. 
  3. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well. 
  4. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  5. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. 
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


For the first time, I used an actual teaspoon to scoop out 'teaspooned-sized' drops of dough. It really did help with consistency, and contributed to nice, even baking.

As for the cookies? Success! Crunchy but not hard, and salty but not too salty. I'm sure this won't be the last recipe I try (still need to try the bread flour one), but it's my favorite so far!

1 comment:

  1. these look really delicious!!! -clarke