Monday, February 15, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies For My Valentine

This weekend, in honor of the holiday, I made sweets for my sweetie. These cookies are my hubby's absolute favorites. The recipe comes from a cookbook my mom made for me from her own favorite recipes. Thanks mom!! :)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup margarine (or butter - I like margarine, make sure it's softened)
1/2 + 1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
(nuts optional - hubby and I hate nuts, so I always omit them!)

In a medium to large sized mixing bowl: combine margarine, shortening, sugar & brown sugar then stir/cream together with a mixer.

Add eggs and vanilla to mixture, cream together.

Stir in flour, baking soda, salt. Mix all that together and then add chocolate chips (and nuts if you want)

Bake at 350° till golden (12-13 minutes depending on how crunchy you want them)

Let them cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!