Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
My husband reminds me multiple times a week that his favorite cookies are of the chocolate chip variety. Whenever he hears me having a serious discussion with my kids about what kind of cookies we should make today, he inserts his opinion, and the answer is always the same: chocolate chip. And these cookies received his chocolate chip cookie expert overwhelming stamp of approval.
This is my mom's recipe, the cookies I grew up eating as a little girl. Normally I like cookies that use butter over shortening, but this recipe is fabulous. I love the flavor because they are heavy on the brown sugar. They are soft and chewy and perfect with a glass of milk.
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 3 Tbl. of water
3 cups flour
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and cream well. Add vanilla, salt, baking powder, soda dissolved in water. Add flour one cup at a time and mix well. Finish off your cookie dough with 12 oz. chocolate chips.
Bake at 375 for 9 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to counter top to cool. Enjoy!