Piled high with chocolate chip cookies!

3 Apr

My husband is in the process of testing for a deputy sheriffs position in some of the surrounding counties. He took a day off to do his physical fitness exam, so I made him a few dozen chocolate chip cookies to show how awesome he is doing. Little did I know that this recipe was going to make probably six dozen. Now, I’m not positive on that number so don’t get upset if you make this recipe and only get five dozen.

I got this recipe out of the cookbook Taste of Home Baking. They were so delicious, but I only had a bite or two. So, now I’m looking at the book with it’s recipe and yes, indeed it made six dozen plus another five. Yes, 11 dozen. I’m proud or maybe ashamed to say my husband ate all of them except for maybe six that we gave to my dad.

Let’s get to this recipe. You can always cut the recipe in half and I probably would have if I looked at what it yielded. I was just anxious to throw everything in my beautiful mixer and give it a whirl.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter, softened

1 c. shortening

2 c. packed light brown sugar

1 c. sugar

4 eggs

2 t. vanilla

4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

2 t. baking soda

2 t. salt

2 c. (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips

1 c. chopped pecans

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (dough will be sticky).

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.

I didn’t add pecans to my cookies because I’m just not big on nuts in my cookies. I found that the cookie sheets didn’t need greased. I just placed some parchment paper on my baking sheets and placed them on there. I also used a small cookie scooper to drop my cookies so they were all about the same size.

This recipe has even been Muffin Man tested.

On another note, if anyone is trying to keep track of my weight loss, I have lost 31 pounds all together. If you’re wondering how I do it, it’s not by eating my baked goods. That’s for sure!


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