5.29.2012

THE GREAT COOKIE QUEST WINNER! :: the recipe ::



so very sorry for making you wait, 
but i had to get permission first since it's not my recipe.

 janelle has proffered her blessing, however she's requested that i only give out the recipe on the condition that nobody gets "self-righteous about shortening" 

"yes it's disgusting to think about," she says, "but it makes delicious, chewy cookies." 
no shortening snobs allowed at this table! (or if you are just keep it on the d-l.)

janelle's famous, 
best-in-the-city, better-than-levain 
chocolate chip cookies


ingredients
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening (she says crisco, in the sticks)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 scant teaspoon salt
lotsa chocolate chips (upwards of two cups! do it!)
flaky sea salt


directions
preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
cream together butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla and egg until fluffy
add sifted dry ingredients (minus sea salt) and mix till combined
fold in chocolate chips and drop by spoon onto greased cookie sheet
sprinkle with sea salt before baking
bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes
(we like to pull them out between the 6-7 minute mark, our ovens run hot!)

32 comments :

  1. SOOOO EXCITED TO BAKE THESE! THANK YOU!!!!

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  2. It does make delicious chewy cookies! I'm all about shortening in my choc. chip cookies. Yay for the recipe!

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  3. hahahah no shortening snobs!!! Hysterical but I do imagine it helps make quite the perfect cookie!!
    Kate
    www.365til30.com

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  4. YES! mmmm shortening!

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  5. would you believe that I don't even know what shortening is?!

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  6. I'm always looking for a new cookie recipe to try. Thanks!

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  7. I know it's not exactly the same as Crisco sticks, but organic non-hydrogenated shortening exists, which takes away the gross things about shortening (other than how slimy it is to measure and clean up). I use Spectrum brand and haven't noticed a difference since I switched. Thank you, Natalie and Janelle, for the recipe! I can't wait to try it! :)

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    1. I second this. Fantastic recipe; great shortening. :)

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  8. trying it out!! thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Oh, hallelujah! Shall put my feelings about shortening aside and rejoice in a phenomenal cookie.

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  10. Thanks for the recipe. Even though it is 80 degrees here and I am without AC, I will be baking this afternoon. These look too good to pass up.
    www.withlovefromdet.com

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  11. just made them. they. are. so. good. i'm just trying not to eat them all before my husband gets home tonight...

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  12. I read your post last week and made the recipe with the molasses! So good! Big hit over here! Bette try these too!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your blog!
    I'm from brazil and i came here every day!
    Thank you!

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  14. i'm so gonna try them :D thanks for the recipe!

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  15. If there are any shortening snobs tell them to stop eating buttercream because that's basically all it is. When I first made it homemade I was horrified but it's so good, who can hold the shortening against tasty things?

    www.accidentallybeautiful.com

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  16. I just recently was introduced to your blog and LOVE it! Thanks for all the inspiration! These cookies look so incredibly tasty! Thanks for sharing this top secret - I can't wait to try it :)

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  17. not trying to get up on Janelle's grill, but Spectrum brand makes a shortening that some may find more acceptable. i have to say those look like the hands-down most perfect chocolate chipper. tried to pin it, but no luck. thanks for sharing...nom, nom, nom. ~deirdre

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  18. wah.. they dont really sell shortening in australia... though I had ex pat friends that had tubs of crisco... I was all like what do you use that for?? now I know ;)

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  19. This is pretty similar to my sister's recipe that I've been using for years. I think the shortening makes the perfect combo of chewy yet crispy in all the right places. My husband is addicted. So is pretty much anyone else who tries them. Thanks for this! Maybe I will try these measurements soon to see how it compares. :) Oh and I love the salt on top idea. I might have to try that..

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  20. This is my sacred family recipe! It always makes people better friends with me. And my mom's strict instructions drilled into my head: "always shortening. always Crisco."

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  21. I just made these for the ward pinewood derby and chili cook-off tonight. I'm in your aunt Lynn's ward in GP. (I think she's your aunt). At any rate, she told me to read your blog and so I added it to my reader queue.

    BTW, I am not really into baked goods but these are divine. I ate 3 already. lol

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  22. Ok. so I am a TOTAL food snob....and I LOVED these cookies. You've ousted my recipe, that I've been using for the past 10 years. I'm hooked!

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  23. Just came over from Janssen's blog to discover this is the recipe I grew up with! Not sure where my mom got it. I always knew my mom made the best cookies in town.

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  25. I just made these on a whim and they are so good! I think it only took me about 20 minutes total with prepping and baking! My husband and I thank you!

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  26. Made these two days ago and thrilled with the results!!! My husband keeps telling me how amazing they are!

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  27. I just found this recipe via merricksart.blogspot.com and whipped some up while my girls are napping. They are SO good! Perfect with milk! Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Made these tonight and they are delicious! Came across your blog a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it :)

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  29. These are amazing! My man's new favorite. Just asked them specifically tonight. Making them as I type. :)

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  30. Just wanted to make sure I'm supposed to use the regular crisco and not the butter flavored? Excited to try them!

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