If you're the type of person who is content with hard, crunchy chocolate chip cookies, then by all means... continue to use the recipe on the back of the chip bag that's been the same since... well, the invention of cookies. But for those of you looking for that little extra something to make your chocolate chip cookies thick, soft and memorable, this article is your secret weapon to leave everyone begging for more.
1. It's All About That Butter
2. White Sugar is so 2000-and-Late!
3. Flour Power
4. Shake & Bake. Sweet & Salty.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened/melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar (or replace with more brown sugar!)
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cup flour (plus some extra for thickness!)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (this is for in the dough, not on top of the cookie dough balls)
And of course, chocolate chips. I recommend at least an 18oz package, but that's just me!
A dash of salt on top of each cookie, and bake at 375 F for 8 minutes.