Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe is the answer. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy and soft in the center!

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If you're looking for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe is the answer. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy and soft in the center!

Anyone out there own a fitbit? If so, tell me if you have this same problem.

If the battery is ever dead, or if I forget to wear it, I have this mental argument with myself that my workout no longer counts. I mean, how ridiculous is that?

I’m so attached to the number on my screen, when I look at my fitbit app on my phone, that I get a little obsessive compulsive. Which can be good and bad. BAD because like I just mentioned, I convince myself that my workout was meaningless it wasn’t properly documented. GOOD because it makes me want to workout and take my steps every day!

Speaking of steps…I think my fitbit might be broken, too. My husband and I can be on a walk, doing the exact amount of miles at the exact same time…and his steps are double mine. Even though he is taller with a longer stride. What the heck? It bothers me to the point that I refuse to ask his steps anymore! And I may have to “unfriend” him on my fitbit app.

If you're looking for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe is the answer. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy and soft in the center!

One thing we do have in sync is our love for chocolate chip cookies.

When we first got married we spent YEARS trying to find the perfect cookie recipe. I began following the Crisco recipe with a few alterations of my own and it has become our most favorite version. SO much so, that we are often asked for our cookie recipe.

I will tell you right now, butter does NOT work in the recipe. Some of you will ask. Some of you will tell me you don’t like using Crisco. That’s okay. Do a search for another cookie recipe on the blog. This one though is most successful with Crisco. If you MUST use butter, make sure it’s softened. And you’re going to want to chill your cookie dough for at least 24 hours before baking.

However, what the Crisco does in this recipe is provide a nice crunchy exterior on the cookie while maintaining a soft chewy center. Truly, a perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in my opinion!

If you're looking for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe is the answer. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy and soft in the center!

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen large cookies

Prep Time: 15 mintues

Cook Time: 11-13 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packages (12oz each) milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine crisco, sugar, milk, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well blended.
  3. Add in flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Beat until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 3 Tbsp scoop, drop onto parchment paper lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until outside of cookie is lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet. Remove and cool completely on wire rack. The number of cookies is determined by the size scoop you use. I prefer these to be larger...which yields about 3-4 dozen cookies.
  5. You can also drop cookie dough onto parchment paper and freeze for 20 minutes. Then take firm cookie dough balls and place in ziploc bag. Freeze until ready to bake. You can bake these from frozen, but add on a few extra minutes to your bake time. ENJOY.

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If you're looking for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe is the answer. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy and soft in the center!

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20 comments on “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. These definitely look pretty perfect — I need to try them and eat a dozen to find out!!

  2. I love chocolate chip cookies and searched years for the perfect one. When I was first married, I couldn’t make them to save my life. They always spread thin when baking so my husband had to make them (frustrating!) These look perfectly delicious!

  3. I had a fit bit for 2 years and then decided to quit using it. I felt that I was slacking on getting a good workout because I got 10k steps for the day! But YES! When I had mine, if I forgot to wear it or if the battery went dead, I felt lost, scared and alone all day long!

    Now on to these cookies, could you send a batch stat? They look wonderful, Aimee!

  4. Crunchy edges and chewy middles are my favorite parts of chocolate chip cookies- delicious! Pinning!

  5. I have never tried the fitbit, but my mom has one… I will have to ask her if she likes it and if she has the same problems you have BEFORE I invest in one!  Anyways, these chocolate chip cookies look pretty dang perfect!  Soft, stuffed with chocolate chips and totally delectable!  I’ll take a dozen… and some milk please! 🙂  Pinned!  Cheers, and thanks for sharing the yum!

  6. I know some people are opposed to Crisco, but if you want a thick cookie, it just has to happen. These look amazing! I definitely have to try these.

  7. I doesn’t get much better than a good chocolate chip cookie! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside is the best!

  8. That’s totally unfair that his fitbit counts more steps!  I wouldn’t be asking for steps either.  LOL!  He clearly must be cheating some how.  Haha Michael!  Ok, this is pretty much our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe too.  Love that butter crisco for making one awesome cookie!  I love that you double it and make bigger cookies!!!

  9. I love cookies, And I always search for new recipes, your 27th August cookies recipes is wonderful, thanks for details

  10. I hate when I forget my Fitbit! We have step challenges in our house too! 

  11. Mir

    So the big reason I never bought the Fitbit for myself (even though I am a workout fanatic) is that I am so obsessive already that I was seriously afraid I’d have to spend every day beating the previous one. Not so much fun! So instead, I just get up every morning, work out, and call it a day. 🙂
    If a cookie recipe has Crisco in it, I know that it’s SO dang good. Just like my grandmother used to do! Though I think she called it “spry.” Anyway, these look perfect!

  12. These cookies look amazing!!!

  13. Haha, I’ve actually always wanted a Fitbit but maybe I would become too obsessed over the numbers if I had one. I can’t believe I have never tried Crisco in cookies! Clearly that needs to chance ASAP.

  14. I love the nutmeg and allspice in here Aimee! interesting way to change it up. I don’t have a fitbit but I’m sure if I did I would become majorly obsessive! 

  15. Speaking of fitbits, I need to charge mine tonight 🙂 And I totally know what you mean – I think it might not be 100% accurate on the steps. Just round up 😉 These cookies do look perfect Aimee and you’re right, shortening is the way to go for a really perfect cookie.  Looks good to me!

  16. Matthew

    This is exactly how I picture the perfect chocolate chip cookie in my head. The word ‘perfect’ and ‘best’ get bandied about a lot, but these really look like perfection. 

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