Monday, September 15, 2008

Cookie of the Week

Old fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is the same one that my mom made for me and my siblings. I remember that you could always count on a goody on rainy days. A really fun tradition! Since we grew up in Southern California it is actually amazing that we got chubby! It really did not rain much at all. Here in Utah we get a bit more "weather". I still try to keep the tradition alive. These are simple straight forward cookies. I often call them the man cookies because men like them much more then women, but I think most people will enjoy them.
1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup shortening, Crisco (not buttered flavor)
1 Cup dark brown sugar
1 Cup white sugar
4 eggs, added one at a time
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
5-6 Cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 bag milk chocolate chips (guittard is my favorite brand)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine the ingredients in the order listed. Be sure to mix the butter and shortening for a couple minutes before adding the sugar. Also add at least 5 cups of flour, but then add just enough more to make it so that you can hand scoop the dough. It is sticky to the touch, but you can handle it with out a spoon. Does that make sense. I used to have a cookie scoop but it broke, I think I bake a bit more then the average person. So I just hand roll them now, and that works fine.
Bake at 350 degrees for between 11-14 minutes.
I live in a higher altitude now so I have to bake mine for 14 minutes, but when I lived in CA I only baked them for 11-12 minutes. Enjoy!

1 comment:

The MacQueens said...

Your posts are making me hungry!! The cookies & salsa look awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe-can't wait to make them! :)