One day my brother-in-law claimed to have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I was a little skeptical, a lot of people claim to have the best cookie recipe ever and they just turn out to be ordinary cookies. So, when he made some and decided to share I said, “yep I need this recipe!” These are amazing! Every time I make them for a social gathering people LOVE them!
Here are a few tips you need to follow in order for them to turn how they are intended to be:
*Never put the butter in the microwave to soften it. Pull the butter out of the fridge a few hours before you are going to make them in order to insure the butter is at room temperature.
*Cream the sugar and oils (butter and coconut oil or shortening) a good 3-4 minutes. This is what makes the cookies chewy. If you are using coconut oil cream for 4 minutes and make sure the coconut oil is at room temp as well.
Heavenly Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
2/3 cup coconut oil (room temp) OR shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
12 oz. bag chocolate chips (Guittard is the best)
Pre-heat oven to 375. In a large bowl combine the sugars, butter, and coconut oil or shortening. With a stand mixer or hand held mixer cream the sugar and oils for a good 3-4 minutes and closer to 4 minutes if you are using coconut oil. The batter should be light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add dry ingredients and stir after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips. On an ungreased cookie sheet and using your hands pick up the dough and slightly form into a ball without working the dough too much. Place on the cookie sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes. Check at 8 minutes. Cookies will be done when the edges are slightly brown and the middle looks soft. Let the cookies stand on the cookie sheet for about 3-5 minutes before taking them off.