Those who know me know that the way to my heart comes in the form of cookies and these Chocolate Chip Angel Cookies are my favorite chocolate chip cookie of all time.
Chocolate Chip Angel Cookies
When it comes to will-power, I consider myself a pretty strong person. I try to eat healthy, exercise and take care of myself but I have one weakness. Superman had Kryptonite, I have cookies! I can go forever without eating sweets or junk food unless those sweets happen to be a cookie in any form. Chocolate?…Nah, Chips?…Maybe, But chocolate chip cookies? Yes please, every time.
In fact I was doing great on my New Year’s resolutions until those just-too-cute girl scouts showed up with their boxes of yummy goodness. How can you resist those? Even though I put them on the highest shelf in the pantry, they sat up there an mocked me and tricked me into having just one, which turned into two, three and maybe even four. I’m in denial!
Maybe this all started because my mom makes some of the best cookies ever and taught me to bake cookies when I was probably around 5 years old and I’ve been baking cookies ever since.
And this recipe will not disappoint! I love all types of chocolate chip cookies but these ones are one of my most talked about and requested recipe I have.
Is your mouth watering yet? These chocolate chip cookies are made slightly different than others and are rolled in sugar at the end to make them even more yummy. Yes, I realize the recipe calls for butter AND shortening so these are not the most healthy thing to eat, but we all deserve a guilty pleasure every once in awhile right?
- 1/2 C butter softened
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C Shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 C flour
- 3/4 C nuts (optional)
- 6 oz Chocolate chips
- Sugar to roll cookies in
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cream together the butter, sugars and shortening until smooth.
- Add in the egg and vanilla.
- Mix in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda)
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Roll dough into balls and roll in sugar.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 mins or until they are beginning to brown. Don’t overcook.
My boys love getting involved in the kitchen so I try to find recipes and meals that they can help with. Even my 4-year-old can get involved in rolling these in balls and in the sugar. Next time you are in need of a yummy cookie recipe, give these a try. And if you ask nicely I might just bring you these for your next birthday. 😉