Monday, October 06, 2014

Suzanne's Black & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

 I love this time of year because I get the urge to start baking again. As the temperature outside cools down, my oven warms up...

Here's a recipe I've tweaked, and in my estimation it's as near to perfection as any cookie has a right to be. Crispy on the outside... chewy on the inside... and stuffed with semi-sweet and white chocolate chips and nuts. Seriously yummy.

 Suzanne's Black & White Chocolate Chip Cookies
{makes 6 dozen cookies}

1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter, softened
1 cup of butter-flavored shortening
1 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups white chocolate chips
2-3 cups nuts (optional)

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Lightly grease cookie sheets with a little bit of shortening or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2.) Beat softened butter, shortening and sugars in large bowl until creamy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. (Sifting makes a big difference.) Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing until just blended. Add chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.

3. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes. Let cool.

I'm hungry.


Chris said...

The photos are mouth watering! I do L.O.V.E. fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookies! I am going to make these this weekend. I have to take cookies to a reception at church, they look like the perfect fit! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Gail Wilson said...


Your cookies look DE-licious!

Sifting? hmmmm I have never owned a sifter. :( Guess that lets you know I'm not a baker. lol

my cookies come from a pouch, just add egg and butter. I can't remember the last time I made cookies from scratch... I guess that comes from living alone--not having kids or g-kids around.

I'll live vicariously through YOUR yummy cookies.


Suzanne said...

Gail - I don't always use a sifter either, but I find it really does make a difference when I do. If you don't have a sifter, use a stainer like this one:

Just put the dry ingredients in the strainer and sift the ingredients into a bowl through the wire mesh.

Chris O'Dorisio said...

Made them...DELICIOUS!!! Thanks Suzanne! :)