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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Kaela Antolino

I don’t think of myself as a baker, but there is something appealing about dressing in an apron (mine is handmade by my Grandma), dancing around the kitchen like Snow White, and humming and tossing chocolate chips into random bowls. I almost thought little birdies would fly through the room, whistling and tying pretty little bows on each cookie.

Now much to my dismay, that didn’t happen. I did put the apron on though, and I didn’t burn the cookies… so it was a happy ending after all!

I chose chocolate chip cookies because they are timeless. I’m not much of a sweets-eater. (I like my salt!) But I love chocolate chip cookies. They have a certain nostalgia associated with them, reminding me of Christmases long, long ago.

I made teaspoon-sized cookie drops, and they came out as little tiny cookie bites. And the batter made 100 cookies! We only needed to bring 4 dozen cookies to the party, but I loaded my cake plate with 80 or so. (And left the extras for my sweet husband to consume- which he did without complaint.)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

 

Prep time: 35 minutes

Bake time: 8 minutes per batch

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 – 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Note: If you want, you can add nuts. Substitute one cup of chocolate chips for one cup of nuts.

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

By Holly Antolino and Jillian Boyle

For two young ladies who claimed to not be bakers, they sure collaborated and came up with a great recipe to share at the cookie exchange. Every one loves the good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, but add in some Oreos and you have a winning combination.

Holly and Jill ran away with the prize for “Most Yummy” cookie. Well done ladies, it was quite delish!

Ingredients

    • 1 stick softened butter
    • 6 Tablespoons sugar
    • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 ¼ cup flour
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 11 broken pieces of Oreo Cookies
    • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.
    • Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in Oreos and chocolate chips until just combined.
    • With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Original recipe found here.