Friday, December 17, 2010

Baking Service Announcement

Since it is Christmas and I am nice most of the time I am going to give you my recipe for the most fabulous chocolate chip cookies ever.  Seriously - these are the best chocolate chip cookies!  You can thank me later.  The secret to these cookies - butter flavor Crisco (all good southerners know Crisco makes everything better) and brown sugar! 

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies


3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
OR 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)


HEAT oven to 375ºF. COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet (I use parchment paper instead). BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.

recipe courtesy of

That's right, no butter and no white sugar!

To make them even yummier for the holidays substitute this:
Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels
for the chocolate chips.  I have to give props to Mr. ESPN because he found these chocolate chips last year (he is my Chief Cookie Tester).  They are only available during the holidays so stock up!  Go get some now and start baking - your BIG and little Cookie Monsters will thank you!!


Dee Stephens said...

I've never seen thos before! Thanks!

The Lenzers said...

yummy!!!! I will have to try these. or you can just bake me some! Ha. I have never seen those kind of chocolate chips though

AZCottrell said...

Yum! Matt agrees - loves your recipe best! Oh - and I made some awesome chocolate cake cookies with those mixed mint/choc chips this year and they were awesome!

starnes family said...

These sound delish. Wish we lived closer!

Merry Mack said...

I don't know, my chocolate chip cookies could give you a run for your money. I have it on the recipe section of my blog. I think we should try each other's recipe or send each other some that we bake and see what we think. I am intrigued.

FROGGITY! said...

oh mah gah.


yummmmmmmm and thanks!