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What’s your favorite type of cookie?
Years ago I was gifted the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world. It involves using butter flavored Crisco instead of butter, which means the cookies remain soft for eternity. Let me see if I can remember it in its entirety…
3/4 cups Butter flavored Crisco (so 3/4 of a stick)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 T Milk
1 T Vanilla Extract
3/4 T Baking Soda
1 T Salt
2 cups Flour
1 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (Fahrenheit).
You mix the Crisco and brown sugar. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and eggs. Then the baking soda and salt, and finally the flour a little at a time.
For the chocolate chips you can use all milk chocolate, but I like to do half milk and half white. I wouldn’t recommend all white since I think that makes the cookies a bit too sweet. You can also make these cookies without chocolate chips, and they’re still just as good.
The recipe called to bake them for 10 minutes, but I knocked that down to 7. Remove them from the oven and let them sit on top. The residual heat will bake them a little more, leaving you with gooey goodness.
I don’t know if I can say that chocolate chip is my favorite type of cookie, but I love this recipe. I tend to only make them around Christmas time, because they’re so dangerously good.
There are also these guys…
I don’t make these; I get them from my local supermarket.
And this weekend I decided to make this recipe for cake batter fudge, which I wholly blame Cupcakes and Machetes for due to her Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. How DARE you??!!!
It’s so good and way too easy to make. I was going to do cookie dough fudge, which would’ve been perfect for this post, but that was more complicated, and I’m a lazy baker.
What’s your favorite type of cookie? Do you typically make it during a particular time of the year or is the entire cycle fair game? Is there another dessert/confection you prefer?
I look forward to your answers in the comments!