- 3/4 c. Butter flavoured shortening ( must be butter flavor)
11/4 c. Firmly pack brown sugar
- 2 Tbsps Milk
- 1Tbsp Vanilla
- 1 Egg
- 1 3/4 c. Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp Baking soda
- 2 cups chocolate chips (best with milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. You can mix it up with peanut butter chips, mint, butterscotch etc. anything will work).
- M&M's if you wish. I think it adds a nice touch.
First cream together the the shortening, sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat in the egg.
In a seperate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda and mix into shortening mixture just until combined.Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be alot wetter than most cookie doughs. It's almost like brownie dough. Don't worry, you added the right amount of flour. Chill in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 20 minutes. This will make it easier to work with. While they're chilling, go to the gym like i did to make yourself feel better for eating so much dough. By the time you get back, you'll feel all better and be ready to have some more.
I like to make monster cookies out of this recipe so i scoop out a little less than a 1/4 c, roll it into a ball, flatten it slightly and place onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. This is kind of meticulous, but i'm a meticulous person when it comes to detail so i take the m&ms and press them on top of each cookie. Be generous because the cookie will spread out along with the m&ms on top.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. The time will vary depending on the size of your cookies. Cool on a wire wrack if you can wait that long.Look at that. Perfection. This should be in a museum.