Friday, November 18, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

~the farmgirl story~
I don't remember where I got this recipe, but it's been with me a long, long time. It is tried and true, always a winner. When we lived in St. G the neighborhood kids dubbed these bad boys "Freezer Cookies" because I always had a bag of them in the freezer for after school snacks...or any time kids were at my house snacks. Friends were a common occurrence at our house and as the kids and their friends grew, the cookies disappeared faster and faster. The teenage boy bunch made short work of a bag. I've baked a lot of cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
chocolate chips

Cream together shortening, sugar, brown sugar,and vanilla. Beat in egg. Mix in flour, soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips and mix. Bake *375 for 8-10 minutes.

~the farmgirl disclaimer~
#1 DO NOT be scared off by the idea of "shortening cookies", these are delish--I promise. #2 I ALWAYS 4 times the recipe--it's just the way it should be done. #3 I put a bit more flour in than it calls for...maybe a couple tablespoons more ?-ish-? #4 I don't measure the chocolate chips--just pour them in until it feels right to ya. #5 I think they are best with both milk and semi sweet chips.

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