Friday, January 25, 2008

Cookies, anyone?

Well, this recipe actually came from my "ex-brother-in-law" and when he gave me the recipe I had to promise that I wouldn't give the recipe out. Well, needless to say, he isn't my brother-in-law anymore so all ties and promises have been dissolved. That's why I bring this recipe to you, straight from my heart because it is about the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies (and dough) on the face of this earth, AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW THE RECIPE TO THE T!! Good luck and if you don't get it right the first time, don't give up, it'll be worth it!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup Butter Flavored Crisco (no substitutions!)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour

1/4 cup flour (yes this is separate from the flour above)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1-12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
HAND MIX ONLY! Cream together sugars, Crisco, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and mix only until combined. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, baking soda, salt. Add to dough and mix only until combined. Add 3/4 of the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. The best pans to use are the cookie sheets that are for jelly rolls that look like this:

Place on pan by spoonfuls and cook in oven at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on your oven.
**Now here's the tricky part!
Take the cookies out when the sides are lightly brown and the middle still looks a little undone, not too undone though. It's a science, this making cookies. Take out and allow to cool and cook a little longer on the pan for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy. They're AWESOME when they're warm!
*** You can also make this recipe into a cookie cake, just take into account a little room for growth if you use a stone with no sides, or you'll have drippings ALL OVER your oven=).

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