chocolate chip cookies

by M.Ashcraft

A lot of people ask for my chocolate chip cookie recipe so I figured I'd share it here, along with photos of the ways you can modify them. In the photos you'll notice I also included a way to make just two in case you don't want 15 (for some reason). Also, it is noted how to make them vegan and/or dairy-free.  

Makes 15 large cookies.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (use Land-O-Lakes brand margarine sticks to make it vegan, they work the best with baking)

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs (or 1 snack-size unsweetened applesauce cup to make it vegan)

4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand for vegan/non-dairy)
1 cup chocolate chunks (Enjoy Life brand for vegan/non-dairy)

Instructions:

1/ In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch. Set aside.

2/ In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter/margarine, shortening and both sugars. Mix on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time (or applesauce), then add vanilla.

3/ Add flour mixture to butter mixture slowly, until just combined.

4/ Using a spatula, fold in chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Mixture will be thick and not very sticky.

5/ Place bowl in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6/ On lined baking sheets, scoop cold dough using a 1/3-cup measuring cup onto baking sheet. These cookies are large, so you should fit about 5 per sheet. 

7/ Bake each sheet one at a time, for 15 minutes. While baking, store bowl of remaining dough in the freezer to keep it cold. This helps your cookies keep their perfect, round shape.

8/ Remove to cool completely on a wire rack before storing for later, or enjoy them while they’re still warm.

Classic

Classic

Chewy on the inside

Chewy on the inside

Say it with carbs

Say it with carbs

Double the recipe

Double the recipe

Warm

Warm

Gift idea

Gift idea

Photo for Inspire magazine feature

Photo for Inspire magazine feature

With sprinkles added

With sprinkles added

I modified the recipe to just make 2

I modified the recipe to just make 2

Quartered and decorated

Quartered and decorated

A sexy Snapchat of them

A sexy Snapchat of them

Use chocolate chips and chunks

Use chocolate chips and chunks

Apple symbols (used a cookie cutter)

Apple symbols (used a cookie cutter)

Made vegan with applesauce

Made vegan with applesauce

Quartered and dipped

Quartered and dipped

Inspire magazine

Inspire magazine

© 2020 by Mandy  Ashcraft. Custom graphic design by Aaron Ybarra/weknowfuture.com

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