I usually keep my “notes” section at the bottom, but I need to put this at the top because this is the weirdest recipe ever. It’s taken, no joke, over 6 years before it was perfected. And honestly, it kind of feels like a baby to me, so I’m glad to spread the joy this holiday season!
This recipe is for the adventurous and patient baker, and yields softer cookies (versus crunchier ones).
And this is definitely not a ‘healthy’ cookie, either! (Like, hellooo, it’s the holidays! Treat yo’ self!)
They NEVER last at parties, and will leave you craving more! (Pro tip: DON’T EAT THE COOKIE DOUGH BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING AND YOU WILL PROBABLY EAT ALL OF IT! lol!)
Other really important notes: The type of ingredient you use is really important for this recipe. Substituting certain things (like subbing dark brown for light brown sugar, or using real butter instead of crisco) will yield a totally different cookie, and I can’t guarantee the result. This is SUPER important to note! Ingredients matter! Stick as close as you can to the ingredients I list. There’s an art to these babies!)
Also: these cookies NEED to rest. They’re not going to look ‘done’ when they’re done. Trust that after they rest, they’ll harden. DO NOT try to move them when you take them out of the oven! AGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK: DO NOT TRY TO MOVE THEM WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OUT OF THE OVEN! Let them sit for at least 5 or 6 minutes before trying to move them. Even then, be careful! I quickly slide a spatula underneath them to transfer them to a cool surface (like a glass container).
Using a hand-mixer yields the best cookie dough and ensures that every ingredient is blended well. I use it up until the part where I mix in the chocolate chips–I just use a hard wooden spoon for that.
I can’t say what might happen if you don’t use a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. I’ve always used it, it makes clean up a breeze and prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan.
There’s a reason for every step and every ingredient, it’s all part of the design :)
So, buckle up! Here’s my most requested recipe, sure to widen all of our thighs with love this holiday season. Make them for someone you love! <3
3⁄4 cup butter-flavored crisco shortening (it’s kind of a mess if you don’t use the stick kind so I learned to eyeball it)
1 1⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract (I used imitation vanilla)
2 tbsp plain half & half
1 large egg
1 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour (nothing fancy here)
1 tsp salt (very fine)
1 tsp baking soda
2 generous cups chocolate chips
And there you have it! Show-stealing cookies that everyone will love! XOXO