okay...i know everyone knows how to make chocolate chip cookies.
but these are really good.
my friend jonelle gave me a book of handwritten recipes for my wedding.
this recipe was in it.
she called them the best ever...and i do too.
first thing to do is cream together crisco and sugars.
i like butter flavor crisco.
(there is so much wrong with that sentence - i like butter flavor crisco.)
but to make these delicious cookies...you need it.
or regular shortening is fine too.
then you add your eggs and vanilla.
this is what i think is the key to the yumminess of these cookies -
you add 1 and 1/4 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1/4 c. water.
kind of seperated...
i think it's hard to see.
then you add the flour salt and baking powder.
then the very best part....
make sure you sneak plenty of dough while you bake.
and if i am feeling nice...i save a little for lauren...her favorite part.
now to bake them.
if i am feeling lazy i put all the dough in a sheet cake pan and make bars.
(i don't know why my blog is double spacing! it's making me crazy!)
but i didn't have sheet cake until last year.
it's just something i never bought. weird right?
so for the past 13 years i just make regular old cookies.
i like them just as much but i tend to burn things (ADD) so the bars are easier.
now just sit back and wait for someone to ring your doorbell
with 50 balloons, a tiara and a plaque that says Mother-of-the-Year.
surely it will happen one of these days right?
recipe is on the sidebar.
*edited: the family thing by the cookies is a sweet gift from my MIL.
it says "family is born out of the laughter of Heaven.
why else would we delight in wiping runny noses
and birthdays that aren't our own."