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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

17

May

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I still get messages from my former students who are now well into their 20s, “Mrs. Brint, do you still have the cookie recipe that we made in class? I am craving them!” The answer is YES! Today, I am sharing it with you too: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I called Home Ec Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Before I opened up my photography studio, I was a high school home economics teacher (It’s technically called Family and Consumer Sciences… but it’s most commonly referred to as Home Ec.) I was also in charge of one of the clubs for my students. To raise money, I thought it would be a good idea to teach my students to make and sell chocolate chip cookies. I had ovens and everything we needed (and we would get to eat some of them.) It’s a win-win! But first, we had to find a recipe that worked. I searched the internet for the “best chocolate chip cookie recipe.” We tried many recipes and found this one to be the best! Surprisingly enough, it uses shortening and not butter. I was as shocked as anyone but you can’t argue with how good these are.
These cookies always, and I mean ALWAYS sold out. Even better, for a special occasion or just because, we would make some for all the staff- it was so fun, and the students remember it as fondly as I do.
Watch me make these cookies step-by-step on my Instagram: (LINK REEL)

 INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup shortening (I like to buy the shortening that is already in sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (plus more for the top)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. With an electric mixer, cream shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar

  2. Add eggs and vanilla to the mixture and mix well.

  3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly stir to the sugar mixture (going to too fast will cause a huge floury mess.)

  4. Add chocolate chips (and walnuts, if you fancy) and stir.

  5. Use a cookie scoop to place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can also stop here and freeze the dough and bake them later. Check out this post on how I have homemade cookies anytime!

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.  Wait for them to cool and enjoy!

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