To catch you up, I spent the last year sending my college freshman brother approximately 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies a month-two different recipes. He was then instructed to share the cookies among his classmates at IUP Honors College, calculate the votes, and report the findings to me. The results were recorded via brackets. It’s like March Madness only way cooler. This was all due to my ridiculous quest to locate THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is the conclusion to a year’s worth of buttery research.
There are two reasons this post is about a month later than I anticipated.
1) I’m lazy.
2) Ok, actually that’s the only reason.
Can I just say one thing? I knew it.
The Crisco recipe has been my go-to ever since I learned it’s the same one used by my best friend & her mother as well as the one used by my super southern cookin’ neighbor. I had a feeling it might walk away with the title. And let’s be serious, 20 something college aged kids can’t be wrong.
Embrace the butter flavored Crisco and the TABLESPOON of vanilla. Embrace it and leave your health concerns in a pile at the door, it’s a cookie for crying out loud. It’s not supposed to be healthy. In fact every time I see a recipe for a “healthy” version of some well known junk food I shake my head. I don’t want my cookie to have flaxseed in it, and I don’t believe that doctored chickpeas will taste like cookie dough.
If you can’t get over the fact that there is chemically butter substitute in this recipe make the CI Chewy, it’s pretty good too, good enough for runner up status.
Just know if you want to make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie, you’re going to need to get cozy with some Crisco. It’s been proven. By science. And a bunch of hungry college coeds.