years ago, my sister gave me the secret to her crazy good cookies: nestle tollhouse.
she took the original nestle tollhouse chocolate chip cookies recipe and tweaked it.
adding a little oatmeal makes them just a bit chewy, and the addition of white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips makes them extra yummy, too. and swapping out butter for butter flavored crisco helps, too!
so here’s the recipe:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter flavored crisco
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup chocolate chips (i like tollhouse semi-sweets)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
~2/3 cup of oatmeal
preheat oven to 375*
combine flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
beat crisco, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer until creamy.
add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
mix in chocolate/ white chocolate/ butterscotch chips.
drop by rounded spoonfulls onto baking sheets that have been greased with a tiny bit of the butter flavored crisco.
bake for about 11 minutes until the edges begin to brown.
pull out and let cool for about a minute before removing.
i like to use a brown paper bag opened up and flattened to cool my cookies on – it soaks up the grease and makes for easy cleanup!
fyi – i always make a double batch of these, give some away, and freeze some in a bag and reheat them in the microwave – mmmm! add a glass of milk and its a healthy snack ;)