Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies
Adapted from Allrecipes.com

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted*
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips

1.PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. (I used a convection oven at 325)
2.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla. Stir in eggs one at a time. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill in freezer for about 30 minutes, or at least 2 hours in the fridge*. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
3.BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Note: You don't need to melt the butter, if you don't you most likely won't need to chill the dough, but I feel that melting butter before creaming it with the sugar gives it a better texture. You have to chill it afterwards or the dough spreads a bit too much. Well, I thought it did. If you don't mind the dough spreading a lot than it isn't bad.

These cookies were very good, and very chewy but I found them just a little greasy so next time I would definitely add a tad extra flour.

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