Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I offered to make my boyfriend whatever he wanted for his birthday, he fairly quickly settled on chocolate chip cookies. (Somehow I feel like if you asked 100 average American men this same question, this may be the most popular answer.) I was more than happy to oblige, as it gave me reason to kick off the first of many goals I have for my soon-to-be new life: revisiting old “keeper” recipes to see how they stand up. I’m pretty discriminatory when initially trying a recipe and I only end up copying probably a quarter of those that I try into my various permanent recipe files. And I love trying new recipes so much that I seldom revisit the majority of the ones I copy down, unless I’m entertaining and want something that I know I can trust. So all these good recipes are just sitting around waiting to be eaten again and then shared with the world!

Yes the Supreme is well deserved in this recipe, as these have a little bit of everything in them.

And your arm gets workout stirring all of the extras in, one at a time, until you have a pretty thick, chunky batter.

Unfortunately I started copying recipes years before I realized how important it is to include the original source. However my memory served me well, and I verified that I got this recipe from the ever trusty AllRecipes.

Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and coffee liqueur. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before eating!
Now the real question – did the recipe hold up? Yes it did. That is if you like a “kitchen sink” kind of cookie, one with lots of chunks. Now my boyfriend had requested that I bake them until they were crisp around the edges and well even after leaving them in the oven a little longer, these really didn’t get crisp per say. Even after I smashed the balls with my hand before baking them (which I don’t recommend doing, as it didn’t help anything), they still came out as pictured above. This dough simply doesn’t spread at all and with all the chunks they don’t have clear edges – they’re more like biscuit shaped cookies. Not a bad thing, but I do think I will now pursue another “go to” chocolate chip recipe for when I’m craving your more traditional soft on the inside, crispy on the outside cookie.
End grade: B++.

One Response to “Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. OH GOD! This is complete food porn, you’re torturing me!

    I think I need to make these very soon!

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