Friday, January 2, 2015

The Best "Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie!!! I recently volunteered at a Christmas cookie drive collection for airman at a local Air Force base.  The decorated bags for each airman were filled with an assortment of homemade baked cookies. I noticed that the majority of cookies that were donated for the event were either chocolate chip or peanut butter.  It was also obvious that chocolate chip cookies can result it all kinds of textures, shades and varieties.  My personal preference is for a more tender chewy cookie. So when I came across this recipe on Pinterest for "Super Soft" cookies I just knew that I had to try it! 

.........and the result was an amazing cookie!!! 

The Best "Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookies
original recipe from Two Twenty One

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 345 degrees. In a large bowl cream together the butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar.  Add eggs and beat together until batter is fluffy.  Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla and flour. Fold in the chocolate chips.  Roll batter into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8-9 minutes.
This cookie is so soft and chewy that it just melts in your mouth!!! It truly is the ultimate in comfort food that pleases all ages!!! I'm definitely using this recipe as my "go-to" whenever I need a fail-proof cookie. Ideas such as adding pecans, toffee bits or white chocolate chips is already in my plans for the next time I need a sweet "chewy'" dessert.  Make this recipe soon and your family will be very happy!!!

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