Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying for months to make a good chocolate chip cookie.  I've made some on Pinterest and collected recipes from friends.  Some have called for butter some have called for Crisco, some call for granulated sugar and some call for brown sugar, some say the secret is corn starch.  Anyhow, after trying many recipes out and being disappointed, I decided to just take the hundreds of chocolate chip recipes and play around with the ingredients to make my own version.  Believe it or not the one I came up with I like better than all the other ones I have made by following a recipe!  My husband must agree as well, because he at almost all of them in two days!  The cookies are sweet but not over sweet, because I replaced some of the sugar with sweet honey graham cracker crumbs. They are also soft and moist in texture due to my idea of mixing butter and Crisco, since I couldn't decide.
Side Note: remember my motto is: you food is only as good as the ingredients you use, so use good quality brands!
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*1/2 cup of Dark Brown Sugar
*1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
*2 1/4 Cup of All Purpose Flour
* 1/2 cup of Crisco
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) of Room Temperature Unsalted Butter
* 1/2 tsp. of Salt
* 2 tsp. of Vanilla Extract
* 6 full sheets of Nabisco Honey Flavored Graham Crackers
* 1 tsp. of Baking Soda
* 1 package (2 cups) of Nestle Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
* 2 Eggs
* Pre-Heat Oven to 350 Degrees F
* In a large Bowl mix the Crisco, Butter, Brown Sugar, and Granulated Sugar with a Kitchen Aide Mixer or an Electric Hand Mixer, until soft and smooth.
* Add in the vanilla and the Eggs one at a time
* In a food processor grind the Graham Crackers until they are pure crumbs with no lumps and add to the wet mixture
* Add the salt, baking soda, and flour (1 cup at a time) until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
* Fold in the Chocolate Chips
* Place dough in Refrigerator for about 30 minutes
* Spread Parchment Paper onto a cookie sheet and scoop desired size balls of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet
~*~Note~*~I used my medium size cookie scoop that I bought from Bed Bath and Beyond.  It make the perfect size cookie every time and they are always all the same size
* Bake for 11-12 minutes at 350 Degrees F
~*~Note~*~If making a smaller cookie then it may need less time
* Eat with a glass of cold milk and...


Rebecca said...

Yolanda these look and sound amazing!!!

Yolanda said...

Thank you Rebecca! They are!