Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!

Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a recipe I altered that I found on the back of a bag of chocolate chips.  I swapped the butter for butter flavored Crisco.  It makes the cookies softer and more delicious.  These were also baked in the convection oven, which was just as easy as cooking in a regular oven. I would highly recommend baking these for your next party or just for the hell of it. ENJOY!

Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies

Ingredients

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttered-flavored Crisco
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small mixing bowl.
  • Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

One of my favorite cookies is the Snickerdoodle. Cooking them in an RV Oven is just as easy as a regular size oven. The ONLY difference, might be the size of the pan, but I was able to cook 12 cookies at a time.

Snickerdoodles

Soft, chewy cookies
Author: Anna White

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Butter-flavored Shortening
  • 1 ½ c. Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ¾ c. Flour
  • 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp. Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs.
  • Mix with remaining ingredients.
  • Roll into walnut-sized balls; roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Makes 36 to 48 cookies.

Notes

Store cookies in an air tight container. Place a piece of bread in the container with the cookies and it will keep the cookies soft. However, the bread will turn hard.

 

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Cookies on the tray ready to go in the oven

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Baked cookies