Dad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi again everyone!

It’s day 2 in my 7 Cookies in 7 Days series.

Today I’m sharing a recipe that is not an original creation. It is, however, the best chocolate chip cookie recipe that I’ve come across so far! Besides being absolutely delicious, I love the fact that these cookies don’t totally flatten out as they bake. They remain a good, dense cookie.

We all love these cookies but they happen to be my hubby’s favorite so I try to make them often. He could probably eat them every day! In fact, yesterday he asked, “Where are the chocolate chip cookies??” and I said, “You ate them all!”

As I mentioned, it isn’t MY recipe. I got it out of the 2000 Taste of Home Annual Recipes Cookbook. Only the photos are my own.

I’m sure you’ll love this chocolate chip cookie!

Until tomorrow…

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

I'm ready to cream the butter and sugars. My mixer died and I was using my Kitchen Aid for a different task so I had to use a fork...and some good ole elbow grease!

I’m ready to cream the butter and sugars. My mixer died and I was using my Kitchen Aid for a different task so I had to use a fork…and some good ole elbow grease!

It's DEFINITELY not the easiest way to go but it gets the job done! :)

It’s DEFINITELY not the easiest way to go but it gets the job done! 🙂

Pouring in the beaten egg...

Pouring in the beaten egg…

...and vanilla. Then, I cream it all together.

…and vanilla. Then, I cream it all together.

Whisking the dry ingredients.

Whisking the dry ingredients.

Pouring in those lovely chocolate morsels...

Pouring in those lovely chocolate morsels…

...and getting ready to mix them in!

…and getting ready to mix them in!

I love using my cookie scoop...it makes them pretty much the same size.

I love using my cookie scoop…it makes them pretty much the same size.

The finished product. I went to try and take a different final picture and they were already gone! (I guess they must be good! LOL)

The finished product. I was going to try and take a different final picture but they were already gone! (I guess they must be good! LOL)

Dad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 Cup Butter, softened

2/3 Cup Shortening

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 Cups (12 ounces) Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 6 1/2 dozen.

**PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2015 

All rights reserved.

Recipe from 2000 Taste of Home Annual Recipes.

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