Trying to find the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is like trying to find the perfect boyfriend. There’s always something just a little bit off.

He might have a head full of silk luscious hair, but washes it only once a week. Or he may have the most wonderful sense of humor, until he raises goosebumps along your spine with his hyena cackle.

The best way to deal with this of course, is compromise. You giving him a head massage with honey. That way he’ll have to wash it. Or, try stuffing his mouth with a chocolate chip cookie every time you hear a hyena shriek coming along. In fact, you can give him this cookie.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the perfect chocolate chip cookie does not exist. Much for the same reason as the perfect boyfriend/man does not exist.

Perfection is relative. Some women like bald. Some women like a beer belly. I happen to love the goofy grin on my hubby’s face when he tries to make me laugh, and the funny dances he’ll do for me as I’m cooking dinner.

Cookies are the same way- some like chewy, some like thick, some thin, crispy, moist- the list goes on. This particular cookie has a light crisp outside due to the blend of butter and shortening. It keeps quite well at room temperature, retaining its moist insides and all its flavor. It’s a bit thicker than most cookies, but that’s part of its charm. Like most men, they get better with age. The day after? Quite lovely.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
courtesy allrecipes
2/3 cup butter flavored shortening (5.3 oz)
2/3 cup butter-softened (5.3 oz)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir the pecans and chocolate chips.  Using a large cookie scoop,  scoop dough onto a silpat lined cookie sheet.

Bake 14-16 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the centers are set.  Don’t overbake.  Cool 5 minutes before removing cookies to cooling rack.



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  • Memoria

    06.30.2010

    I can tell you from experience that the perfect woman doesn’t exist either. So while I lament about how my girlfriend can be a major headache at times (haha), I will make and eat these cookies hehe. They look fantastic!

  • You can tell these are so thick just from the pics, they look fantastic!

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  • That’s thick, chewy and delicious looking!will be trying it soon! I agree there can probably never be a perfect CCC but lately I’m addicted this recipe and for me (may be for the time being) is perfect CCC.
    http://journeykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/perfect-chocolate-chip-cookie.html

    Will

  • Hi Christi

    What other kind of nuts did you use in this recipe with the pecans.

  • Hi Jackie,
    In this recipe I replaced the pecans with whole blanched almonds. Totally up to you 🙂

  • Hi Para i familiaku,If you like cooekis, then try this. It’s really ez & good!Hi Anonymous,This recipe is really ez. Actually, when I went to attend my baking course, we were taught that washing is part & parcel of baking. Many people are just put off by washing, while I’m not. I do admit that I have a helper, but most of time, I did everything by myself, including washing, excluding keeping! Hahaha…That I have to qualify.For me, I usually keep all those common ingredients together – sugar, flour, eggs etc around the same place. My things are kept all over the place, but the good thing is, I know where to find what (though I have like hundreds of stuff around). I prepare all my ingredients, weigh them all before starting on my creaming/mixing. I also get my trays, baking paper, oven all ready before I start. So when I start, it’s like a production worker, one after another. From creaming to dropping all the batter on the trays, took about 25mins or less. Weighing and preparing took about 15mins, then it’s into the oven to bake. I only preheat my oven when I’m half way through dropping my batter. So that my oven dun get heated for too long.Sometimes, the oven waited too long for the pans. Other times, it was just nice.I hope that will encourage you to bake. After that, it’s washing. So to include washing, it’ll take about an hour or slightly more? Enjoy your baking, washing is part of baking. The interesting thing about baking, to me, is the process. The final product is a bonus!

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