Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
To prepare your "wet" ingredients, measure out butter. Your butter should be room temperature.
Measure out a half cup shortening - I used Crisco's All-Vegetable Shortening. Adding this is the KEY to having soft chew cookies, it makes your pastries nice & tender!
Measure out the half cup shortening and add to your mixing bowl with your butter.
Beat the butter and shortening together.
Add 1 cup white granulated sugar to butter/shortening mixture.
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar next.
Beat together butter, shortening, and brown & white sugars.
After beating the butter and sugar mixture - this is what it should look like.
Add 2 eggs to the butter mixture.
Add 1 tbsp vanilla extract.
In a SEPARATE bowl, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
Add 1 tsp baking soda to the flour bowl.
Add 1/4 tsp salt to your flour mixture.
Whisk your dry ingredients together.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring between additions
Next take out your bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Add 2 cups (or desired amount) to your cookie dough.
Mix together well, and this is what your cookie dough should look like!
Spoon out the cookie dough tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on Parchment Paper on a cooke sheet.
This is roughly how it should look. This recipe makes 50 cookies.
Put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the outer edges are a golden brown or slightly underbaked. Turn off the oven, and allow the cookies to cool on the rack for 5 minutes.
Voila! Your soft chew cookies.
More glamour shots of what your cookies will look like.
The full recipe: annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/s…