Monday, January 18, 2010

Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies


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What is the quintessential cookie that pops into everyone’s head? Of course it is the chocolate chip cookie. Most of us were introduced to this cookie and then discovered the enormous varieties of cookies that exist. These cookies can be crunchy with crumbs that crack & pop if they fall to the floor and stepped upon. Or they can be soft, chewy and moist, where barely a crumb falls to the plate.

All depends if you use butter or shortening in your cookie recipe. Butter adds the crispy texture and the shortening will give it the squashy, pliable and soft consistency. Whatever your preference is, there is nothing better than a fresh baked, out of the oven chocolate chip cookie with the melted chocolate dripping from breaking it in half and enjoying with a tall glass of ice cold milk.

Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookie

1 ½ C. Sugar
1 2/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 ¼ C. Shortening (Butter flavor)
3 Eggs
2 t. Vanilla
1 ¼ t. Salt
2 ¼ t. Baking Soda
1 T. Cornstarch
3 ½ C. Flour
11oz. Pkg. Butterscotch Chips
12 oz. Pkg. Nestle Dark Chocolate Mini Morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a kitchen aid mixer, add and cream the sugar, brown sugar and shortening together until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mix together. Add the cornstarch and slowly add the flour one cup at a time until blended. Add the butterscotch and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.

Use a small ice cream scooper to form uniform cookies. Place onto a non-stick cookie sheet and bake for about 10 to 11 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Yields approximately 6 dozen cookies.


1 comment:

  1. Oh. my. word. Those cookies look delicious. It's been far too long since I've whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies-I think it's due time :)

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