Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other day when I was greasing and flouring the pan to use in making the Rum Cake, I had occasion to open up a new package of Crisco sticks. In doing so, I came across a recipe on the package for “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Huh, I thought to myself, I wonder how these taste. I have never made a chocolate chip cookie using all shortening or all brown sugar, so you just know that I had to give these a try. I’m not sure that I have ever experienced what I’d consider to be the ultimate in chocolate chip cookies, but these are darned good.  Personally, I really liked the brown sugar, and equal amounts of chocolate chips and pecans. Truth be told, I like my chocolate chip cookies rather light on chips, and would probably like them even more if there were no chips at all!

I used a cookie scoop to make mine, so didn’t quite get three dozen out of this recipe. I’d count them to let you know how many I did get, but most of them are gone. 
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 3/4 stick Crisco
1-1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg (I used an extra-large egg)
1-3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Beat shortening and brown sugar in large bowl on medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in milk, vanilla, and egg.

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir into shortening mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 8 to 13 minutes until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.

Makes 3 dozen cookies (more or less)

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Mae Travels said...

Yum, you can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookies! They are all "ultimate"!

My mother always used Crisco in chocolate chip cookies, though I think she followed the more classic recipe with half white and half brown sugar. I've always leaned towards butter, but this sounds like a good recipe.

best... mae at

Linda said...

What an interesting recipe. I grew up with the original Tollhouse cookie which used shortening, so I've definitely used all shortening in a cookie before. I bet they are chewy with all that brown sugar? I know they would be good minus the chips, but I love tons of chips in mine! And I love the tablespoon of vanilla. I noticed you took a nice bite out of that one cookie, just for the photo shoot. ;)

jmac said...

this is the recipe I got from my mother in law over 30 yrs ago...she was the master chocolate chip cookie maker. I've now taken over her spot!! Crisco always makes a better cookie...butter browns too fast, in my opinion.
Cannot tell you how many of your recipes I've tried...and loved them all. Your creamy meatballs is on my list for next week. And your photography is awesome! You must use a light. By the time, I get stuff made, I've lost all daylight....!

Unknown said...

Pattie these cookies look amazing! Poor Crisco. It has received a bad rap over the years but sometimes a cookie just isn't a cookie without it. Have you ever heard of Oleo? I have my grandmothers cookbooks. Quite a few of her older recipes call for this Oleo stuff. I have never heard of it and I haven't the first clue what to substitute for it. I kind of thought it might be an old fashioned Crisco. I'm in the process of converting her old recipes that were well known by my family into gluten and dairy free version. My cousin and her daughter were diagnosed with Celiac disease. I was quick to follow with the same autoimmune disorder. My goal is to make cookbooks for everyone of the girls in our family, but the three of us have to eat the adapted versions.

Let me know what you think about this curious Oleo stuff? Such a funny name. LOL. I subscribed to comments, but if you would rather message me of social media that is fine or you can email too. That address is I subscribe to all the comments I leave but sometimes they don't come through or it literally subscribes me to every single comment. That can get a little wild in my inbox.

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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I have good news for you, Olivia. You can easily make all of your grandmother's recipes. Oleo is margarine. Back in grandma's day it was called oleomargarine. A popular brand is Parkay, although I think Land O Lakes makes a margarine, too. You can find it with the butter. Buy it in stick form. Never buy those tubs of butter wannabes, Łord only knows what that stuff is. Good luck! Be sure to report on making those recipes.

Miz Helen said...

Your cookies look amazing! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen