Tuesday, October 12, 2010

chocolate chip cookies

One of my favorite kitchen aromas is the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven {not to mention the taste}. Recently, I realized that I don't have a chocolate chip cookie recipe in my recipe box! But now, thanks to Honey and Jam I have something new to add to my little box.


• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
• 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 egg
• 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
• 1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


1. Heat oven to 375 with oven rack in the middle.

2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

3. Beat butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in bowl of a stand mixer on Medium-High speed until creamy, scraping down bowl once or twice.
Add vanilla and egg and mix well.

4. Reduce mixer speed to Low and add the flour mixture. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat until dough forms. By hand, stir in chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans.

5. Drop dough in rounded tablespoon about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are brown along the edges.

Yield: 4 dozen


  1. You have a beautiful blog and gorgeous pictures! I'm so glad I stopped by for a cookie.

  2. Barbara - Well, thank you very much! I enjoy your site as well. I can't wait to see your next food concoction! :)

  3. Wow what beautiful photos. The cookies look amazing!