chocolate chip cookies.

i am continually on the quest for the best chocolate chip cookies. not the double chocolate chip cookies – i already have the absolute best recipe for those! no, i’m talking about those chocolate chip cookies that are chewy, but not fragile. crisp on just the very outer layer, but ever so soft on the inside. loaded with chocolate.

dough

luckily, i married a man with a passion for the same type of cookie. he’s willing to let me experiment to my heart’s content. 🙂 last night, for our date night, we decided to whip up a new batch together. here’s the recipe:

  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°. Combine brown sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat egg into creamed mixture.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.

choc-cookie

After making these delights, we decided we’d better make them into a sundae. I heated up the hot fudge, whipped the cream and sweetened it with a touch of honey, and voila!

sundae

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