Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always hated making chocolate chip cookies until I got the idea to use pre-creamed shortening.  It just makes putting the recipe together so much easier and you don’t have to use a mixer.  I usually just use a fork to mix it all up.  This recipe works well for other types of baking chips such as butterscotch, chocolate mint, etc.  This is what the finished product should look like using mint chocolate chips:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. pre-creamed shortening
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. (packed) brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 bag chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350 degree’s fahrenheit.  Cream together shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Add eggs and blend well then set aside.  In large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk dry ingredients until well blended; add cream mixture and blend well.  Add chocolate chips and mix well.  Drop by teaspoon full on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 14 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes then remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling racks and cool completely.  Once completely cooled store in air tight container.


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