I had a "hankering" for some chocolate chip cookies. After spending over 300 dollars at the grocery store and then my son opening up the pantry and saying "Mom you didn't buy anything good to snack on!" I could have chosen to 1- yell at him that I just spent over 300 dollars at the grocery store and I'm sorry the snacks I picked aren't to his liking! or 2- just get over it and realize he's a teenager or 3- whip up something that I want!
I have had this recipe for probably 20 years now. It's yellowed and permanately attached to a page from that, at the time, were in our photo albums. You know the ones, stick the picture on the page and then the plastic wrapped over the top of it. Ruined just about all of the pictures from the 70s - 80s. Who would have ever dreamt that there was such a thing as acid prof photo albums? Not then anyways.
It's Criscos Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
(I'm sure it's still on the back of the boxes)
But just in case you want it here I go
3/4 c Butter Flavor Crisco All-vegetable shortening
1 1/4 c firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbs milk
1 Tbs Vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
1. Heat oven to 375 F.
2. Combine shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed electric mixer til will blended (I just beat it with a wooden spoon. Hate the added mess of one more tool to clean.) Add egg into creamed mixture. (Heck sometimes I just add the egg in with all the rest of it and beat the heck out of it all. It turns out fine.)
3.Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and pecan.
4.Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto pregreased baking sheet. (OMGoodness! I guess I forget this part cause I've never greased it and it turns out just fine. I have really nice cookie sheets and a convention oven. So that may help.)
5. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375 for 8-10 for chewy cookies (Ha! I usually bake 2 sheets at a time. I just watch them to make sure they aren't getting too browned. And if I need to I stick them back in for a couple more minutes.) 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies
Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove them to foil (I use cooling racks) to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
(unless you eat most of the cookie dough!)