Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Submitted by Chelsea

These cookies are pretty yummy!! It was the first time I had tried this recipe and it was an instant hit with Chet, and myself. Chet said we are no longer allowed to make any other chocolate chip cookie when making cookies! 

The original recipe is by The Gathering of Friends cookbook  |  Volume 4

4 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly packed
1 1/2 cups butter flavor shortening
4 Tablespoons 1% milk
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups Guittard milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine brown sugar and butter flavor shortening in large mixing bowl. Add milk, vanilla, and eggs. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and soda. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Using a large cookie scoop drop dough on to greased jelly roll pans 4 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk! 

(These make a lot of cookies! It would be easy to roll the dough in balls like below and freeze them for later use if you don't want loads of cookies around. Instead of greasing the cookie sheet I used parchment paper. It's easy and fast and you usually won't have to wash the cookie sheet after! Win, win!)