Monday, August 3, 2009

Perfectly Rounded Choc. Chip Cookies.

Good Monday everyone! Whew. Crazy weekend. But a blast. I love Mondays because they are the only day all of us are home evenings.

Ever since getting this recipe from a friend, I haven't been able to stop making these! They are superb. I prefer these with Chocolate Chunks but I don't always have those on hand so sometimes I use Chips. Still delicious either way.
To get those perfectly rounded must use a cookie scoop. My Mom bought one at some Amish Country Store but I bet Wal-Mart or any other store with cook/baking ware would have one. My size is about medium. I started using it a couple months ago and haven't stopped. Can't use spoons anymore!

Perfectly Rounded Choc. Chip Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 bag of chocolate chunks)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla, and egg in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips/chunks. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 to 2 minues; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


We recently discovered Ultimate Frisbee earlier this summer. Wow. We had no clue what we were missing out on. All 6 of us kids play. And we love it. It is a bunch of friends that get together weekly.
We can get rough with each other....grabbing the frisbee from someone else or crashing and taking out other players. But with most of us under 25....I think that is pretty normal.
Mr. Joe...sporting his new haircut.

Yeah...that is me with those red shorts.

It is good to be back! Looking forward to another busy week...see you in not too long with another food post!



Barbara Bakes said...

I'm a huge fan of the cookie scoop too! Your cookies look scrumptious!

Lisa said...

Love the classic choc chip cookie. Great pictures!

Rebekah said...

welcome back!!! cookies look yummy!

Heidi said...

What perfect looking choco chip cookies! They look amazing :)

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Love using the cookie scooper for cookies, and it's a perfect amount for muffin/cupcake batter too!

Your frisbee game photos reminded me of when I was younger, living in Hawaii all us neighborhood kids (military housing) would group up to play football, barefooted in the grass. Fun times!

Manuela said...

Must give that a try! So glad to have you back!
Lovely lovely photos!

lesley said...

Your cookies look perfect!!

Nikki said...

Those Cookies look DELICOUS! We will HAVE to try them!! We LOVE ulyimate Frisbee! We LOVE playing with our Pastors Daughter and Son!!

The Duo Dishes said...

We use an ice cream scoop from time to time. It does make a big difference.

Jessica said...

Those cookies do look yummy. I've never had luck with a cookie scoop-they always get jammed or break on me. Maybe I'll give it another chance! Ultimate frisbee is a blast!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Hey priscilla those are perfect. can I say I am so glad to have you back.

Anonymous said...

That's a good idea for the cookies!
They look so yummy!!

Rachel said...

Oh, Yum! I need a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe! =:) And, any excuse to use my favorite cookie scoop is welcome! =;)


BrittWilk said...

i love my cookie scoop! i found myself perfectly lost without one when i was trying to make cookies at my in-laws last month. i'm thinking it would make a great christmas present, ya??

Anonymous said...

I love my cookie scoops! I must have at least 4 or 5 different sizes!

Deborah said...

Thanks for the recipe. I've used this recipe two different times, and both times they tasted delicious!!!! I don't want to use any other recipe after trying this one!! =) Thanks again!

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