Friday, August 29, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's been so hot lately that I've hardly turned on the oven. Today it's cool and sprinkling...just perfect for baking cookies.

This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and it's Bobby's favorite cookie of all time. He loves when I make them. He'll be thrilled to find them when he comes home from school today.

I made these cookies one time for the judges at a band contest that our school was hosting. One of the other moms tried one and said "We'll put those ol' store bought cookies out for the judges and keep these back for the parents." She went on and on about how good they tasted and of course that just made my day. :)

This is a recipe from Crisco that I tweaked a bit.

1) Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2)Combine the following and beat at medium speed until well blended:
3/4 cup (3/4 stick) butter flavor Crisco Shortening
1 - 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

3)Beat one egg into creamed mixture

1 - 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Mix into creamed mixture just until blended.

Stir in 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans.

4) Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

I hope your family enjoys them as much as we have.


Anonymous said...

Well, you ruined it when you put the pecans in there. LOL

Marytoo said...

You got RAIN?!!! I am soooooooo jealous. Well, I would be, if it wasn't a sin...

And RetroHousewife...the cookies have to have pecans. This is Texas...

Anonymous said...

Believe me, I'm a Dr. Pepper drinkin', chicken fried steak eatin', front porch banjo pickin' Texan, but for the life of me, I never learned to like pecans. :-)By the way, we got rain last night! WooHoo!

Chai on the Fly said...

Yummy. Is it bad that I want one (or five) on a Saturday morning?



Wanita said...

The cookies look delicious.

I was wondering if you were able to find your pictures? Hope so.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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I shot an arrow in the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where; ;

For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.


I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?


Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow still unbroke;

And the song, from beginning to end, ,

I found again in the heart of a friend. 。

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Barb J. said...

Looks yummy!

I left an award for you on my blog: www.victoriahillfarm/

Terri said...

Looks delicious. I love pecans!

Mrs. Cleaver said...

I can't wait to make these and impress my husband (granted they turn out as wonderful as they look in the picture!)