I’m going to tell you something- when I was younger and imagined my days of being a mom, one thing I always saw was my kiddos coming home from school to a house that smelled amazing and warm chocolate chip cookies and milk sitting on the counter waiting for them. And while as a real mom now I know this can’t be an everyday thing, I do love to treat them to a surprise at the end of the day! And for quite some time now I’ve been experimenting with different cookie ideas. However, one recipe would be too sweet. The next would come out of the oven too flat. And I had just about given up. But I’ve finally found the perfect way to make chocolate chip cookies and I want you to be able to surprise your kiddos with them too!
What You Will Need
2/3 of a Cup of Granulated Sugar
1 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Crisco
2 Large Eggs
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
2 and 1/2 Cups of Self-Rising Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Nestle Chocolate Chips
How to Make Them
Start by creaming together your Crisco and sugars. This is slightly different than when you use butter as it ends up a little lumpier but it makes the cookies so much fluffier! After you have your Crisco and sugars well combined add your eggs and vanilla extract and continue blending.
Once your mixture is even, slowly mix in your flour, salt and baking soda – just adding a small amount at a time. Try to get it all combined well to form a thick dough but be careful not to over mix it.
Once your dough is made, gently fold in your chocolate chips. You can add more or less than a cup depending on how chocolaty you want your cookies to be. Then drop your cookies onto a greased cookie pan in heaping tablespoons, spacing them about two inches apart.
Bake your cookies at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until the tops of them turn golden brown.
Allow your cookies to cool slightly and then serve them with a cold glass of milk. You’ll be the favorite mom on the block once all the kids smell them amazing aroma that is wafting out your door!