The other night I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies.  The only problem was that I did not have any brown sugar.  So I looked around and I had molasses.  I use about 1 tbs molasses for every cup of granulated sugar to make my brown sugar alternative.  It works great.  Having solved that little situation, I wanted to try out a new recipe.  I found this one in the Crisco container.  It looked good enough so I tried it.  It was great.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar (1 1/4 cups granulated sugar with 1tbs molasses)
  • 3/4 cup Butter Flavor Shortening
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 12 oz bag chocolate chips
  • 4 oz chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.

Combine the brown sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla in a large bowl.  Beat on medium speed until light fluffy.

Cream the mixture together till light and fluffy

Then add the egg and beat until combined.  Sift the flour, salt and baking soda.  This is optional, but it will give you the best possible cookie. Mix the flour mixture into the creamed shortening mixture.   Once combined stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

The dough

Unroll 3ft of wax paper and pour the cookie mixture onto it.  Form the cookie dough into a log and roll it up in the wax paper.  At this point you can cut the log into two and freeze or refrigerate the rest for another time.

Once you have the dough rolled up into a perfect log, cut the log into cookie sized round pieces.  I made mine about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut the log into individual cookies

Place the cookie pieces on a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart.

Place on a cookie sheet

Bake in the preheated 375 degree oven until desired doneness.  Roughly 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies and 11-13 for crunchy cookies.

Perfect Cookies

These cookies are awesome.  Since they are shortening based, they do not spread out as much as butter based cookies. Thus they are dense and chewy.

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