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Canadian Living's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts


I found this recipe in one of the Canadian Living mini cookbooks years ago and have never looked back. It's very important that you chill the cookies as directed and also that you let the cookies sit for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. This produces the lovely slightly crisp on the outside, chewy on the outside texture that most of us are aiming for but never quite get. Enjoy! (I always do!) INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour (for a firmer cookie, add about 1/4 cup more flour) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans In large bowl, cream together butter and shortening; gradually beat in granulated and brown sugars, creaming thoroughly. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Chill for a few minutes or let stand at cool room temperature for about 30 minutes. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly and smooth edges to make 1/2 inch thick cookie. Bake in 375F oven for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown around edges and still slightly under-baked in centre. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes; remove to racks to let cool completely. Makes about 50 cookies. Christine From: From: Sam Lefkowitz Date: 10-10-96 (08:26)

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