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.
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
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
- In your stand mixer, beat both sugars, butter, shortening and vanilla until creamy.
- Add eggs to sugar mixture, one at a time.
- Slowly add in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts).
- Drop dough by the spoonful on cookie sheets. Sprinkle sea salt on top and bake for 8 minutes (or until golden brown).
- 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.