Today our grandson, Sevy came over to help me do a video of making chocolate cookies and putting the video on my YouTube Channel, Sassy Southern. We have tried through many years, different recipes and keep coming back to this one. I have changed a couple of things in this recipe that is on the back package of the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips. And what better snack sitting watching a movie and a glass of milk or tea, than a soft and yummy chocolate cookie.
Be sure to check out video on Sassy Southern Trudy K Cox
1 stick (8 tables)
unsalted butter, room temperature (be sure it is not too soft, as it will affect the texture of the cookie
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teas vanilla
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teas baking sode
1/2 teas salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Cream butter with shortening. Add both sugars and vanilla to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add eggs and mix in until well combined.
Stir the baking soda and alt into the flour. Pour flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
When this is well mixed add 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips. If desired, stir in 1 cup finely chopped pecans.
Drop by cookie scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 9-10 minutes. Remove from sheet onto paper towels which you have laid out on counter. Allow to cool and keep in covered cookie jar or place in plastic bags and place in freezer to keep until needed.