How to Make Chocolate Chip cookies

Learn how to make the most classic cookie of all: the chocolate chip cookie. This delicious recipe is a staple and is one you will keep coming back to.

-Hi, everyone. I'm Judith. Well today, we'll be making everyone's favorite, Chocolate Chip Cookies. So, the ingredients you'll need is 1/2 cup of shortening; 1/2 cup of butter; 1 cup of packed brown sugar; 1/2 cup of granulated sugar; 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda; 2 eggs; 1 teaspoon of vanilla; 2-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 (12 ounce) package or 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate pieces; and, 1-1/2 cups of chopped walnut, pecans or hazelnuts are optional too if you want a little more crunch in your cookie. All right, so it's actually a pretty easy recipe to do, the chocolate chip cookies. And, this is how we're going to do it. So, into our large mixing bowl, we're going to add in our butter and our shortening. Shortening, of course, is fat which is solid at room temperature. All right, now we're just going to whisk this up for about 30 seconds. Lovely, nice, soft and smooth there. So, into that, we're going to add in our brown sugar, our granulated sugar and our baking powder. And, we're going to beat that up. And, if you need to take anything from the sides, go ahead and scrape it in. Okay, very good. Now, it's time to add in our eggs and vanilla. So, in they go. Let's add vanilla is just going to do-- give a lovely flavor to our cookies and we're going to beat it-- beat again. All right, so now it's time for the flour. And, we're going to beat as much flour as we can using our mixer. So, we'll just go in batches first of all. Okay, we are done. That is now a nice consistency for our cookies. So, we'll set that aside. Stir that all in. So, last but not the least, of course, we're going to add in our chocolate pieces. And, if you have nuts here that you want to add in, you can put that in too. So, in they go. Oh, look at that. It's just beautiful. Stir those in. All right, so we've folded in all those chocolate chips into our mixture. Looking good. Now, let's get our cookie sheet. We get an ungreased cookie sheet there and we're just going to get 1 full teaspoon of this mixture and we'll put it down on to the sheet like that. And, keep about 1-inch apart from each of the cookie-- the cookies. You're just going to drop them. So, we'll do the same with our remaining mixture. So, these are going to go now into the oven at 375-degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until the sides are lightly browned. So, our chocolate chip cookies are out of the oven. They were in there for about 10 minutes. Lovely golden brown. We let them rest for a little while and now they are ready to serve up. Serve that with some of your favorite vanilla ice cream or a nice glass of cold milk. And, that is the perfect afternoon snack. There you go. That is how you make Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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