Monday, June 15, 2009

Favorite Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies!

One of my favorite hobbies of all times is baking! Over time i've gathered quite an awesome collection of my favorite recipes that are all fairly easy and some I have made changed to just a bit to enhance them. But i've decided that I wanted to share them and what better way than to start with one of my favorites, chocolate chip cookies! 

4.5 cups of flour                                         2 cups shortening
2 tsp. baking soda                                      3 eggs
2 tsp. salt                                                     2 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 cups granulated sugar                         12.0z semisweet chocolate chips(add an extra cup)
1.5 cups of brown sugar(firmly packed)      

In a large bowl(and I mean large) mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and granulated &brown sugar.   Once mixed together, add in the shortening, kneeding the dough with your hands. Then add the eggs and the vanilla extract, and continue to kneed the dough with your hands until it is firm. Add the chocolate chips and mix them in. Place 1 inch balls of dough about 2 inches apart on ungreased  baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees  for 10-15 minutes (it usually takes about 12 in my oven).       

Hope you enjoy!