Start a notebook of your favorite tried & true cookie recipes! Each Christmas, add notes about what worked well and what you’d do differently. Remember to label family members’ favorites…even add snapshots of little bakers helping out. What a sweet tradition!
Whenever we’re leaving on a trip, I know we can count on my mother-in-law to send along a tin filled with these thin, crisp cookies. Thanks, Shirley!
1/2 c. shortening
6 T. sugar
6 T. brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1-1/8 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Blend together shortening and sugars; stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Makes about 4 dozen.
Shirley’s Chocolate Chip Cookies