7.19.2016

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies


At the beginning of summer, I shared on Instagram that I made the perfect chocolate chip cookies thanks to Carly's recipe. I couldn't find the normal recipe my family used, and I had remembered seeing one on Carly's blog at some point that had looked good. Well it turns out the recipe was from May 2014 (how had I remembered it 2+ years later?!) so it took a few minutes to find. But it ended up being delicious!


I took them to a picnic with friends, and they were such a hit! I left with just a couple in the container afterwards, which is a sign of success to me! My mom also thought they were store bought at first because of how uniform they all were, but they taste much better than anything you could buy in the store!


INGREDIENTS:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Crisco (using this instead of butter helps them hold their shape!)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I love chocolate chips so I added a bit more!)
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375° 
Combine and stir dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Mix wet ingredients (butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract) until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
Gradually mix in flour mixture. (Meesh’s note: Use the back of a big spoon to mix the dough. It’s an arm workout!) Then stir in chocolate chips!
Scoop  tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet and bake them for 8-10 minutes. (Check in after 8 minutes and turn the sheet if it needs a minute or two more.) Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes and then transfer to wire trays to cool completely. Or eat one while they are still gooey and warm ;) 

What is your favorite cookie recipe? Have you tried this recipe or a similar one? Share in the comments below!
xo, Scarlett

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