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Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies with Variations

Active Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4-5 dozen

INGREDIENTS

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies with Variations

DIRECTIONS

  • In large mixing bowl, combine sugars, butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until creamed.
  • Reduce mixer to low; slowly add flour, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips; drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Variations:
    Chocolate Chile Cookies:
    1. Add 1 tablespoon Essential Everyday Baking Cocoa and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper with flour.
    2. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1 cup Essential Everyday Slivered Almonds. Bake as directed.
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies:
    1. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1 cup Essential Everyday Sweetened Dried Cranberries.
    2. Swirl in 2 tablespoons Essential Everyday Raspberry Preserves. Bake as directed.
  • Cinnamon Butter Toffee Cookies:
    1. Add 1 teaspoon Essential Everyday Ground Cinnamon with flour.
    2. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup cinnamon chips and 1 cup chopped Essential Everyday Butter Toffee Covered Peanuts. Bake as directed.
  • Salty Caramel Cookies:
    1. Replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup chopped caramels and 1 cup chopped Essential Everyday Pretzels.
    2. Bake as directed.