One thing has always bothered me, though. I constantly get asked the question “did you really make these or did you buy them?” I find it rather rude that people would question my gift to them. I do understand why they ask. Each cookie is the exact same size…the result of using a cookie scoop. Turns out, most people have never heard of a cookie scoop. So then I’m forced to recite the recipe to them. What’s weird is that even though I know the recipe by heart (and have for years) I still pull out the recipe card when I’m baking them. There’s no real reason for it, I don’t usually even glance at it. I guess it’s just comforting to have the recipe sitting there. My mom once said that the recipe is nothing special, it originally came from the back of a package of Nestle chocolate chips (which I find funny because I only use Hershey chocolate chips – brand loyalty). It is an award-winning recipe, though. I entered it once in a baking competition at the County Fair. I won a red ribbon for them. Of course, my mom used them (since they’re exactly the same as when she makes them) at the same competition and she came home with a blue ribbon. How can the same cookie get two different awards? Since then, I’ve always been a bit suspect of events that are judged. I’ll let you judge for yourself if you enjoy these cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 oz mini chocolate chips (Hershey’s)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 8 minutes.
Using the Livestrong.com website, we entered the details of the recipe and it calculated this nutritional information (for those that are curious).