We recently had a family reunion with my mother’s extended family in Utah. I ended up coming home with a plate of THE most divine chocolate chip cookies I have ever had the pleasure of consuming. I literally hid the plate in the back of the fridge so I wouldn’t have to share.
After a plea on Facebook for the master baker to step forward and reveal their recipe I discovered that the cookies had been supplied by none other than my mother’s twin sister, Lynette. (Anyone else thinking of the Friends episode where Monica is frantically trying to recreate the cookie recipe passed down from Pheobe’s French family member “Nestle Toulouse”?) Fast forward two days and I am already on my second batch from the recipe she gave me and I just have to share.
- 1 3/4 C Shortening (butter flavored Crisco)
- 1 C Sugar
- 2 C Brown Sugar
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 4 C Flour
- 2 t Salt
- 2 t Baking Soda
- 1 t Vanilla
- Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar. Mix in other ingredients and bake for 8-10 minutes.