What's a pregnant lady days away from delivery to do when the weather is shoddy, she can stand for maaaaybe 10 minutes at a time, and has a squirrely toddler to entertain? MAKE COOKIES OF COURSE. I have been using this same chocolate chip cookie recipe for at least the last 10 years. I think that it came off of a chocolate chip package, and I believe the secret to the crunchy outside/gooey inside yumminess factor is using shortening, not butter or margarine (although I insist on using margarine in my brownies, but that's another post!)
Allie's Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
Combine the above ingredients.
1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir until combined.
Mix together the following dry ingredients:
1 cup white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add to wet mixture. Add approximately 1 cup of high quality chocolate chips (we buy the Chipits in the huge bags from Costco).
Drop by the teaspoon onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 350F. Eat warm with milk (of course).
My assistant and I whipped up a quick batch this afternoon. I think she enjoyed them:
Did we eat the whole bowl? You betcha!