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!)
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.