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Rita’s chocolate chip cookies

by Shawni

My sister-in-law’s friend gave me this recipe and it is the best one yet…IF you’re going for the variety of cookies with no oatmeal.  (I’m a little biased toward oatmeal but man alive, these are tasty.) And let’s just put in a side-note that I KNOW Crisco is not a good thing health-wise, but hey, every once in a while for big events it’s good to have a big, good, fool-proof chocolate chip cookie go-to recipe :)  Especially if that big event is that the neighborhood is at your house and you need a good little treat for them.  These things go like hotcakes cause they are so darn good. 2 c. butter flavored Crisco 1 c. butter 6 eggs 2 3/4 c sugar 2 3/4 c. dark brown sugar 1 Tbsp. salt 1 Tbsp. baking soda 3 Tbsp. vanilla 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder Mix well and add 8 cups flour, then 3 cups chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Makes a ton.  (I add 1 Tbsp. flour) 2012-09-21 Barney ranch 60712 Optional:  Can divide dough in 1/2 and add different kinds of chips and nuts.  Example:  1 1/2 c. vanilla (Hershey’s) chips and 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts.

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SKramer November 15, 2012 - 6:49 pm

My daughter has recently made some really good cookies from recipes she's gotten from friends, but the minute she pulls out the crisco, I cringe. I know once in a while won't hurt you, but I can't enjoy them fully knowing that stuff is in them. :/

SKramer November 15, 2012 - 6:57 pm

That being said, I really do love the recipes you post and I'll pass this one to my daughter, who doesn't have a crisco phobia like I do. 😉

Claire Peucker November 15, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Yum, these look delicious 🙂 I have a go to recipe that I found on Martha Stewart's website that always turns out great – it's her Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies.

I made a big batch of them the other day and split the mixture into 3 – then added white choc chips to one lot, milk choc chips to the second and a mixture of caramel and white choc chips to the third. Yum! Plus it's always fun to experiment.

I'm Shelley November 16, 2012 - 12:30 am

These sound good. I'm making your lettuce wraps tonight for the second time. They are super yummy!

Jacquelyn Grandy November 16, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Hey girl! Chocolate chip cookies are the BEST. I just whipped up a batch myself yesterday. Cooks Illustrated has the BEST recipe out there. They brown the butter and use dark brown sugar. OMG, you have to try that recipe, and it's so easy. I also use bittersweet chocolate chips when I make them.

Mirien November 19, 2012 - 7:59 am

I cringe at the shortening, too, but using all butter makes cookies spread too much for my taste. Then I discovered that you can use coconut oil instead of shortening, along with the butter! The cookies turn out beautifully and the hint of coconut flavor is to die for. Our Costco finally started carrying coconut oil, and I'll never buy shortening again!


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