Thursday, July 28, 2011

2 9 Million Cookies, One batch of cookie dough

In case you missed this last week on my guest blog at Pirates and Princesses

Today, I want to share a new favorite recipe of mine. Whether it be a church bake sale, a child's class party, or just a pot luck, throughout life we are constantly offering to bring goodies to an event. I have a wonderful cookie recipe that makes you 'look' like you have lived in the kitchen the past few days. . . (but, in truth, you just made one batch of cookies!)
 Let's start with our cookie dough. . .
3/4 stick Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks OR 3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 (6 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
TIP * If nuts are omitted, add an additional 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Now here is the fun part. 
If you want to make multiple different types of cookies, don't add the chocolate chips or the nuts to the batter. 
Instead, in each "ball of cookie dough" add 3 or 4 chocolate chips 
Two different types of cookies, one bowl of cookie dough! 
Want more? 
 Take a ball of cookie dough 
and. . . 
press a mini reeses into the middle 
and cover it with dough. . . 
Oh. My. Word.  
Reeses aren't your thing?? 
What about Rolos? 
Or mini oreos?
Still one batch of cookie dough! 
Have fun experimenting with the joys of cookie making! 
Ideas from Pinterest: With Style and Kappa Prep

{I am trying out mini Nutter Butters and mini Chips Ahoy today! I'll let you know how it goes!}
Don't forget about the Emile Henry Pie Dish Giveaway! :-)  
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  1. how funny! I did this right when I got back from Italy with Reese's. I'm forever behind on posting things right now but they were so good! I will have to try with you cookie dough. Yum!

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    if we use unsalted butter instead of "3/4 stick Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks OR 3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening" is the cookie going to have the same texture?

    thank you!


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