I have fond memories of my Grandma Deloris and I making roll out sugar cookies for Christmas using “Criso” brand, butter flavored shortening. I still remember seeing the yellow tub on the counter and being inquisitive, mainly because I had never seen, or used it, before. She explained to me that this was her “secret ingredient” in making the cookies. That amazed me and every time I see that familiar yellow tub / container, I think of her and her Christmas sugar cookies.
I was, however, familiar with the blue wrapped version of this same product – which is just “Crisco” shortening. That was, and still is, my Grandma Barbra’s secret ingredient in her pie crusts and certain types of cakes.
While browsing the grocery store a few weeks ago, I decided to buy the butter flavored shortening, “Crisco” brand of course, just for nostalgic purposes. I was surprised that the labeling had not changed that much. I put it into my cart and took it home to my pantry.
A couple weeks later I noticed there was a recipe on the side of the labeling for “Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies”. I have never been one to turn down a chocolate chip cookie or a chocolate chip cookie recipe for that matter, so I decided to give these a try.
I was a little unsure at first, but after baking, and my first bite – I was a believer! They were, and are, absolutely fabulous! I changed a couple of things from their original recipe, but not much.
Their recipe can be found on their website or on the side of their butter flavored shortening container. My recipe can be found below. Whichever you decide to make, make them! They are yet another delicious chocolate chip cookie that I will be adding to my “cookie rotation”. My test testers loved these and I think you will too. Do not replace the shortening for butter because you will not have the same taste, texture or results.
1 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup “Crisco” butter flavored shortening
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cup white all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, mixed with 1 tablespoon white all-purpose flour
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the light brown sugar, butter flavored shortening, whole milk and pure vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
Next, add in the large egg and combine well.
Add in the white all-purpose flour, salt and baking soda. Be careful not to over work the dough.
Finally, stir in the white all-purpose flour coated semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Drop by larger tablespoon size amounts onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake, one sheet at a time, in preheated oven for exactly 12 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature.
For more “Crisco” pure vegetable oil recipes, please click here – http://crisco.com/recipes
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