Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

We went to Louisville this past weekend to visit some friends. With green gear in tow for the St. Patty’s Day Parade, I wanted to bring something sweet for our hosts to enjoy. Since I didn’t have the time to experiment with these beauties, I went with my tried and true — chocolate chip cookies.

This recipe is a no-brainer. It’s easy; quick to make; and most of the ingredients are probably already in your cabinet.  I am going to venture to guess that chocolate is the fan favorite, which is why these cookies are always such a hit. You really can’t go wrong here! If you need a quick dessert to contribute, these cookies are where it’s at.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/5 stick butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 stick vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts, if desired
  • Sea salt to taste
  1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In your stand mixer, beat both sugars, butter, shortening and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add eggs to sugar mixture, one at a time.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts).
  7. Drop dough by the spoonful on cookie sheets. Sprinkle sea salt on top and bake for 8 minutes (or until golden brown).
  8. Transfer to a cooling rake and grab yourself a glass of milk.

Baker’s Notes: Freeze the dough in case an unexpected sweet craving occurs.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. This is so similar to this one cookie recipe –
    So I went to New Mexico with my boyfriend to meet his family. They hit us with this cookie recipe that nearly knocked me off the porch. I’m talking, sweet, crunchy, but still soft with just enough salt to make you crave another. I think it was the local ingredients because we can’t recreate the batch the same – no matter how hard we try!

    Thanks for the recent follow! I love connecting with fellow Lovely Lady Bloggers!

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