|The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie|
I would like to introduce you to my Guest Baker, Aria, my granddaughter, who lives near St. Louis. I went to see her last week,. so she wanted to make this Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that she has been making since she was four years old, really. I started making cookies with her, when she was 18 mos. We baked treats for our tea parties, which were a ritual for us, when she came to visit at my house Her Grandma Ceci has had this recipe since 1993, the year that Aria was born. Aria makes this recipe very often, when she isn't busy with basketball, golf or track.
There are many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes, but this particular one has Butter flavored Crisco of all things. The Crisco does allow the cookies to bake nice and round. I have used butter in my chocolate chip cookies, and they flatten out too much, but now I try to refrigerate the dough. If you don't want to use the Crisco, you can try and substitute something else, .recipes are fickle as you know. Aria also uses milk chocolate chips, but you could use semisweet, if you want. Now for Locks of Love.
Aria had 14" cut off of her hair, and donated it to Locks of Love. For those of you who don't know about Locks of Love, it is is a non-profit organization that uses the hair to make hairpieces for children who have long term medical hair loss. I am so proud of her for making this donation of her hair. Here is a before picture
before her haircut.
|Before the haircut|
Finally, Here is the The Ultimate Chcolate Chip Cookie Recipe, that Grandma Ceci cut out of a magazine 17 years ago. These cookies are crispy, chewy, and gooey, all at the same time, everything that you want in a Chocolate Chip Cookie. Excuse me while I go get a cup of steaming coffee to drink, as I eat this wonderful c cookie!