Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Memorial Day! May we never forget those who gave their lives for our freedom.

There really is nothing more satisfying than a delicious, right-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. I had a surplus of eggs and decided to whip up a favorite of David’s (without the nuts of course). I decided to reference one of my favorite cookbooks: The Taste of Home Cookbook for the particular recipe.

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Still figuring out my camera settings. We have Β direct southern light and I’ve been trying to work with that to make the pictures come out not too bright or too dark. Case in point:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening (I used Butter-flavored Crisco)
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
1) In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
2)Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips (dough will be sticky). Drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
3) Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 11 dozen

This does make a ton of cookies. I ended up making mine too big so it was more like 4 dozen; next time I will halve the recipe.

What’s your favorite cookie?

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