Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Texas-Sized Cookies

There are 100's of recipes for chocolate chip cookies. I got this recipe from one of my best friends and it has always been my 'go-to' recipe. I was thinking about making big cookies, kind of like what you would get at a deli where you buy just one cookie. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and pressed them down and they made some big cookies. I also made some normal-sized ones to take to work for New Employee Orientation today as well. The big cookies went to a 'nice home' as well.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1-2/3 cups shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12-oz. package chocolate chips
1-2 cups toasted chopped pecans (optional)

Beat shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. In another bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda together. Add to creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. (Or in this case 1/4 cup measure). Bake 11-15 minutes until light brown. Cool on baking rack.

6 comments:

Emiline said...

Those are good looking Texas-sized cookies you have.
So you don't like chocolate chip cookies?!
Aw, that's ok. I'm not crazy about cilantro, but everyone else loves it.

Bellini Valli said...

These cookies are the size of Texas. All that chocolate chip gooey goodness. You can FedEx any leftovers to me anytime Anj:D

Anj said...

Em - Yes, I'm weird, I don't like CC cookies. Better that way, since I don't eat the product. I do like cilantro though, but I have a friend who thinks it tastes like soap.

Val: I'd make a trade for any one of your dishes any day!

Kevin said...

Chocolate chip cookies are always welcome. The bigger the better. :)

Catherine Wilkinson said...

I don't know why, but I haven't yet made "big" cookies like this! But I'm makin' the leap, Anj! These sound fabbo!

Carla said...

You should definitely try the buffalo chicken dip. As long as you love hot sauce, you'll love it. I'm doing pretty well on my list. I have a few more items from it to blog about.