Well, chocolate chip cookies don’t have to be a bore…no more. Start with this basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and make chocolate chile cookies (i love this!), salty caramel cookies (my fall season favorite), white chocolate cranberry cookies (a great addition to serve your guests at the Thanksgiving party), cinnamon butter toffee cookies (smells Christmas for me!).
from: Essential Everyday
Product: Granulated Sugar
Bob Recipe: Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Active time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour Amount: 4-5 dozen
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until creamed. Reduce mixer to low; slowly add flour, baking soda and salt until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips; drop doug by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 F oven 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
CHOCOLATE CHILE COOKIES – add 1 tablespoon baking cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper with flour. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1 cup slivered almonds. Bake as directed.
SALTY CARAMEL COOKIES – Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup chopped caramels and 1 cup chopped pretzels. Bake as directed.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY COOKIES – Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1 cup dried cranberries. Swirl in 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves. Bake as directed.
CINNAMON BUTTER TOFFEE COOKIES – Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon with flour. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup cinnamon chips and 1 cup chopped butter toffee covered peanuts. Bake as directed.