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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yet another Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe tried

We have many chocolate chip recipes and to many favorites already. There is just nothing like a warm chocolate chip straight from the oven is there? We liked the lightness of this dough and thought we would try to use up some of our orange peel chocolates for a fun mix-in. It worked great and was a big hit!

I got this recipe out of the inside of my parchment paper box.

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (I used butter flavored Crisco)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 package (12 oz) milk or dark chocolate chips. We did 1/2 cup each of dark, milk, and orange peel chocolates.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a large bowl, with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Add flour mixture gradually to butter mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonful of desired size onto lined parchment cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.

**I personally prefer an almost under baked cookie so I went for 13 minutes the first pan. Once the pan is hot drop it to 12 minutes. I feel like this allows the cookies to stay softer longer. I also remove them from the oven and allow to cool on the pan for 1 minute before removing to allow the bottom a little more browning time.

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