May 15, 2009

A Tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie

For you to try...

Why you ask? Because they are awesome! Very tasty and nice and chewy - they're perfect! Miss E and I whipped up a batch of these this afternoon. E has become quite adept at using the mixer and at scrapping down the sides of the bowl. She is also a true professional when it comes to taste testing the finished product as well as each ingredient along the way - shortening anyone? She says it's yummy... strange girl!

House Chocolate Chip Cookie (click the link if you want the original, this is what we did):

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, cool room temperature
1/3 cup butter flavored Crisco
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Mexican-style or regular vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.
Stir flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
Cream butter, shortening and both sugars in a large mixing bowl using high speed of an electric mixer; scrape sides of bowl, reduce speed to low and mix in egg and vanilla – mixing only until egg is blended in. Add flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time on center rack for 12 minutes or until golden around edges and set. Transfer to a rack to cool. 24 cookies

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