Let's take a break from the proteins for a bit and add something a little less healthy. Here's to the start of cookie week! Here's my hubby's all-time favorite. He may dabble with other desserts for a while, but his heart belongs to these chocolate chip cookies. Be sure to keep them just a trifle gooey in the middle! They're also great for breakfast the next morning, or so some friends have told me...
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat shortening, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded Tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing to cooling racks.
adapted from Hershey's Classic Recipes