You know when you find a new recipe and take that first bite and you think, THIS. This is good. But maybe it could be better…
That’s how I felt about a chocolate chip cookie recipe I found from Martha Stewart. I’ve been making this recipe for years now, but after my husband and I married we found the perfect modifications. Now this recipe is our favorite!
I’ve made these for several occasions and send them into work with my husband frequently, and we get compliments all the time. I really hope you like these as much as we do!
- 2 ¼ C flour
- ½ t baking soda
- ½ C unsalted butter
- ½ C Crisco
- ½ C sugar
- 1 C brown sugar, packed
- 1 t salt
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 1 t almond extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ C+ chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
- In a mixing bowl, combine butter, Crisco, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the salt, eggs, vanilla, and almond. Mix until well combined.
- Add combined flour and baking soda to the mixing bowl one spoonful at a time, mixing between additions. Add chocolate chips to taste.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet. DO NOT roll the dough into a ball.
- Bake until cookies are as done as you’d like them, about 10 minutes for a gooey center or 11-12 minutes for a fully done cookie.
- I’ve made these with mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, swirl chocolate chips, and a combination of chocolate chips. It’s all good!
- If you don’t want to use Crisco, go for 1 cup of butter instead. They will still be good, but I think the Crisco makes them much better and prettier.
- If you don’t like the almond flavor you can definitely leave that out, we just like how it tastes. These cookies are still delicious with out it.
- I don’t recommend rolling the dough into a ball because the edges will get crispy when the center is still gooey, and that just isn’t how I like my cookies. If you are into that, go for it!
Hello! I am a work-at-home mom to twin girls and a canine. I’m learning what life looks like when you surrender to God. Passionate about parenthood, marriage, and all things coffee!