Daily Archives: March 14, 2011
I have tried many chocolate chip recipes over the years, but seriously, this recipe makes the best ones I have ever had. Just the right amount of thickness and the perfect texture. One batch makes 39-40 large cookies (portioned using a large cookie scoop). The best part is that they are only FOUR Weight Watcher’s Points Plus™! It’s like having the best of both worlds…rich, decadent yumminess incorporated into your weight loss program.
Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 Cups flour
1 1/2 heaping tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 C. butter flavored Crisco
3/4 C. white sugar
3/4 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract (I use butter extract, I don’t care for almond as much)
1 package chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine shortening and sugars in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer until well blended.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and almond and let stand for five minutes.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper while you wait.
Add one cup of flour to shortening/sugar/egg mixture and beat well. Add chips, and remaining 2 cups of flour right on top of the chips.
Beat well until all flour is incorporated.
Place on parchment lined cookie sheets with a large cookie scoop.
Bake 9-12 minutes, depending on the size of cookie scoop you use. Remove from oven when edges are golden.
Makes 39-40 cookies, 4 Weight Watcher’s Points Plus™ each.
Go ahead and make a batch…it won’t last long!