Friday, November 26, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, one summer while I was in college I spent the summer living with my aunt and uncle and cousin. I did some random jobs the entire summer - rock picking, strawberry picking, working as a cook and waitress at Pizza Hut, but the best thing that I remember is spending time with my cousin and all the baking that we did that summer! I think that my aunt probably wondered what she was thinking letting me stay there - her grocery bill had to have skyrocketed with as much time as we spent in the kitchen! One of the things that we baked the most were chocolate chip cookies... We must have made a batch a week and they were always gone right away! They were so good, I thought that there had to be some secret to it... So, I made sure that I got the recipe and what do you know? It happens to be on the back of the chocolate chip package... It is still my go to recipe for chocolate chips and it always takes me back to that summer...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2-5 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
12 ounces chocolate chips

Mix shortening, butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. When well mixed, combine the rest of ingredients. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes on ungreased baking sheets.

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