Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies


You all know I can't pass up an opportunity to bake some chocolate chip cookies. It happens FAR MORE than you might think. This past Sunday was our first youth group event with our new teens at our new home church in our new town in our new state. It was a PERFECT opportunity to introduce my love of cookies (and baking, of course!)

An entire platter of fresh cookies disappeared within minutes. I call that a win.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe by
Makes 3 dozen cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-3/4 cup Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips


In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar and sugar. Mix in vanilla and eggs until combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonful onto a large cookie sheet (preferably lined with a silicone baking mat.) Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies are just golden. Let rest on the cookie sheet for 2 or 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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