Sunday, August 12, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sundays are meant for going to church and having dinner with the family. I love bringing along a dessert to share. Some days I get too busy to fuss over a fancy or time consuming dessert so I whip up easy chocolate chip cookies. My recipe makes a soft center cookie with a crunchy edge. I like it because it's not a flat cookie.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1/2 C butter, at room temperature
1/2 C shortening
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1 t pure vanilla extract
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 C flour
1 1/2 C chocolate chips, you can use real or semi-sweet

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, beat both sugars, butter and shortening until fluffy. In a seperate bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture using a wooden spoon. Mix until evenly combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges turn golden. Let cool on sheets.