I couldn’t think of a better way to finish 2020 off than spending the day baking. Something I didn’t do much of in the RV due to space limitations, but now that I am in a big kitchen with a regular oven, I feel like I’m in heaven, so today I baked up quiet a few things. One of them was some chocolate chip cookies. This recipe has been shared before, but it is one that is worth sharing over and over because the cookies are so good. I think one of the reasons they always turn out so well is because I use butter-flavored Crisco instead of just butter as the original recipe called for. I like tweaking recipes to add my own flavor sometimes depending on what it is I’m cooking/baking.
To get started I pulled all my ingredients out including sugar, brown sugar, flour, eggs, salt, baking soda, vanilla flavoring and most importantly chocolate chips.
The first step is beating the two sugars and Crisco together until smooth.
Once the sugar and Crisco is smooth, add your eggs one at a time mixing well after each one.
After the eggs, you will add the flour, salt and soda that were sifted together. (I forgot to get a pic of that step) And last you add the chocolate chips….the more the merrier!
Once you have it all mixed up, drop by the teaspoon or tablespoon on your cookie sheet. I done something new this time by adding parchment paper instead of my silicone mats and was very pleased with how the cookies baked up and slide right off the pan. I prepared two sheets at once and cooked them both at the same time on the same rack. Did I say how much I am loving this bigger oven? If not, believe me when I say this bigger oven is a blessing.
Look at that delicious dough. I love eating it raw too. It is so good.
Both pans baked up wonderfully.
Four dozen cookies later. I’ll share some of the other stuff I baked today in other posts.
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year and that 2021 brings you peace, joy and love!