Monday, May 9, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 eggs
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

1 comment:

  1. Who can wait for them to cool, when they look and smell soooooo good? I've tasted your cookies before, and I would have a burned mouth every time they came out of the oven! Yay for chocolate chip cookies.