MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix with a mixer:

2 cups of white granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of shortening
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon of vanilla flavoring

Add and stir with a wooden spoon:
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
Drop dough by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
Make same recipe as above except:
Add 2 teaspoons of almond flavoring instead of vanilla
Add 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1 cup dried cranberries instead of the chocolate chips

I got this recipe from my college roommate, Charlayne VanRy. It has been my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for 30 + years. Be sure not to over cook them if you want soft cookies AND make sure that your shortening isn't old and rancid.

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