The recipe that started it all... The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

At the risk of sounding dramatic, this is THE recipe that sparked my interest in cooking, baking, and all things food. I was bored and hungry one summer day many years ago and found this recipe on the back of a bag of chocolate chips. These chocolate chip cookies are simple to make and simply amazing.

I am all for using butter in baking. The flavour cannot be beat. However, I am a fan of chewy chocolate chip cookies. Butter tends to make the dough spread and creates a crispier cookie. This particular cookie recipe uses shortening. It melts more slowly in the oven, allowing the cookie to set a little puffier. While there are probably thousands of recipes for chocolate chip cookies, this one has yet to fail me. To boost flavour, I used half butter and half butter-flavoured shortening today, so the cookies came out a little flatter than usual. I also threw in some Skor toffee bits along with the chocolate chips. Yum.

Original Chipits Cookies

Cream together 1 cup Golden Flavour Crisco Shortening, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Beat in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in 300 g chocolate chips and 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional). Drop small spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

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