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Friday, June 6, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every once in awhile a girl just needs to sit down and reflect on life with a few warm cookies and a glass of ice cold milk...today could be one of those days!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Combine first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Add flour, baking soda and salt gradually, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 6-8 dozen

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