One of my favorite recipes, that I didn’t make up or alter too much is for Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies. This recipe came straight off of a Crisco box, but it is SOOO good I had to post about it. This is one of my favorite recipes to make. These are so easy to make, and so amazingly delicious!! I RARELY (very rarely) use Crisco in my recipes. Shortening just grosses me out. However, these cookies are so good that you easily forget about the Crisco. I have attempted this recipe without Crisco, but honestly, this is the BEST way to make them. This recipe is super fast and super easy. I usually have all the ingredients on hand–besides the Crisco…because like I said, I really dislike shortening.
To make these you will need:
- 2/3 stick of Crisco Shortening
- 1 1/2 cp brown sugar (packed firmly)
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 tsp vanila
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cp flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cp semi-sweet chocolate chips*
- powder sugar (for dusting)
*You can totally combine different types of chips-1 cup chocolate+1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup chocolate chips+1 cup nuts, etc.
What to do with that stuff:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place foil sheets on the counter for cooling the cookies–they need the foil to keep them baking while they are cooling.
2. Combine Crisco, brown sugar, water, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat at a medium speed until creamy and well blended. Then, beat in the eggs.
3. In a medium size separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the batter, and beat on a slow speed until just blended.
5. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cookies will appear moist, but they will continue to bake on the cookie sheet. Leave them on the cookie sheet for about 4 minutes, then move them to foil. I always wait to take them off until I can scoot them around the cookie sheet without them sticking too much, or bending/breaking.
8. Dust with powder sugar to make them pretty!!