Saturday, June 14, 2008

Momma's Chocolate Chip Cookies ****

My mom clipped this recipe out of a newspaper in like the 20's or something. It's the recipe we have always used and is, in my humble opinion, the best chocolate chip cookie out there (I am sure you all have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe as well).

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ cup of white sugar

1 cup shortening

1 t vanilla

1 C brown sugar, well packed

2 eggs

2 ¼ cups of flour

1t baking soda

1 t salt

1 C choc chips

Cream together shortening, sugar, vanilla, eggs. Add salt and soda, mix well. Add 1 ¼ cups of the flour, mix well. Add the last cup of flour and mix by hand, add choc chips and mix by hand. You can add walnuts too, but I’m not a big fan ;)

Bake @ 350 for 7-10 minutes. The trick to these cookies is to not over bake them. Pull them out when they first start to crack on top or turn slightly darker brown. You will not be disappointed. Well, if you over cook them you might be, so don't.


Sarah said...

uh... so I saw that you had these at YW today. Maybe when you get back from your vaca you'll be willing to share with your fellow advisor? Or maybe I'll just stop being lazy and just make some :)

Andrea L. said...

Hey Kristi - Do you know if you can substitute butter for the shortning? I hate using shortning in recipes - I try and use something else. Just curious. Thanks

McCulloch Family said...

THESE..... ARE...... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

Uhh Kristi, I wasn't born back in the 20's But it is a wonderful recipe, and I think the women who submitted the recipe to the newspaper was also named Jan :)

I'm sure you could substitute butter for the shortning, But I actually prefer shortning for this particular cookie, butter makes for a flatter crispier cookie and we like the chewy soft texture for Chocolate Chip cookies. I do use butter in other cookies though. Hence I will never be thin again.