Cookie Classic

The only recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever need

By: Mandy Ashcraft
Photos by: Dustin Ashcraft

You simply can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie, and if you’re looking for the only go-to recipe you’ll ever need, tear this page out! These chewy beauties are big enough to share, whether it’s with a friend or just with a glass of milk.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions:

1/ In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch. Set aside.

2/ In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, shortening and both sugars. Mix on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.

3/ Add flour mixture to butter mixture slowly, until just combined.

4/ Using a spatula, fold in chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Mixture will be thick and not very sticky.

5/ Place bowl in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6/ On lined baking sheets, scoop cold dough using a 1/3-cup measuring cup onto baking sheet. These cookies are large, so you should fit about 5 per sheet. Makes 15 cookies total.

7/ Bake each sheet one at a time, for 15 minutes. While baking, store bowl of remaining dough in the freezer to keep it cold. This helps your cookies keep their perfect, round shape.

8/ Remove to cool completely on a wire rack before storing for later, or enjoy them while they’re still warm.

*Recipe makes 15 cookies.

For more information, visit www.mandyashcraft.com.