Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? There is something about the smell and taste of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that always seems to put a smile on kids’ faces. And adults as well.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are so many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, so it took me a long time to perfect this one. I must have tried over 20 recipes before finally getting the right combinations to make my family’s favourite chocolate chip recipe.

Ingredients

I have tried butter, shortening and oil as the fat in recipes and found that butter flavoured shortening worked the best and added not only to the texture but the taste as well.

Some recipes call for white sugar, other for brown sugar and some use a combination of both. I prefer using golden brown sugar which gives the cookie a softer and chewier cookie than using white sugar.

When it comes to the chocolate chips in the recipe, any chocolate chip works well. I don’t have a preference when making these cookies. I have used all kinds of chocolate chips when making these. Sometimes I use a mix of semi sweet, white and dark chocolate chips. One of our favourites is a mix of chocolate chips and sea salt caramel chips.

Turn Cookies into a Summer Treat

These cookies are also great in the summer if you make them a little larger and turn them into ice cream sandwiches. I like to add vanilla ice cream between two cookies to make an ice cream sandwich. Or you can add your favourite flavour of ice cream to make it your own. Our teens prefer mint chocolate chip ice cream.

My favourite way to enjoy these in the summer or anytime for that matter, is to make these chocolate chip cookies and top with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • cups butter flavored shortening
  • cups golden brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • cups chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream shortening and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at time, beating between additions.
  • Then add heavy cream, vanilla and almond extracts. Continue beating until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch
  • Slowly add flour mixture to shortening mixture, mixing until just blended together.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop spoonful of dough, about 2 tablespoons, onto parchment lined cookie sheets, spacing about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still appear soft and wet looking in the centre.
  • Cool on pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cool racks to cool completely.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups butter flavoured shortening

2-1/2 cups golden brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

3-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cornstarch

2-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream shortening and brown sugar until smooth.

Add eggs, one at time, beating between additions. Then add heavy cream, vanilla and almond extracts. Continue beating until blended.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch.

Slowly add flour mixture to shortening mixture, mixing until just blended together.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop spoonful of dough, about 2 tablespoons, onto parchment lined cookie sheets, spacing about 3 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still appear soft and wet looking in the centre.

Cool on pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cool racks to cool completely.

Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

6 Comments

  1. I have to laugh at “Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.” There is NO WAY these cookies will make it that long in my house! I give ’em 24 hours, tops! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

  2. I love making chocolate chip cookies. I too have tried many different kinds and will definitely have to try this one out as well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    I love your tip about light brown sugar. I will have to try that. My kids would love to make these into ice cream sandwiches in the summer. Yum!

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