I make these cookies most often for people and everyone seems to enjoy them. I wanted to share the recipes in case anyone would like to make them 🙂
The first is ordinary chocolate chip cookies. I think the original recipe is Pillsbury, but over the years I have tweaked it to make it my own. I just call them “Emily’s Chocolate Chip Cookies”…creative, I know.
1/3 c butter flavored shortening
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c all-purpose white flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Put the shortening, oil, and sugars into a large bowl and mix using electric beaters. I like using the beaters because they are easier than hand mixing with a spoon, and Zane likes the beaters because he always gets to lick one! Then I add the egg and vanilla, I use a spoon from this point on (don’t want Zane eating raw eggs). Mix them in well. Add in soda, salt, and flour. Mix well. I don’t measure the chocolate chips, just add until it looks like enough. A lot of making these cookies is knowing how the dough is supposed to look, feel, and taste (yum!). I’ve been making these cookies for many years, so I do a lot of eye-ball tests.
This next recipe is from my Grandma, I’m not sure where she got it. These are Cut-Out Cookies.
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c sugar
2 T cream (I usually use heavy whipping cream or 1/2&1/2, I’ve also used whole milk, whatever I have on hand)
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
After all ingredients are mixed well, cover and put in fridge for at least 1 hour. I usually chill over night.
Roll out dough on floured surface (1/4″ or thinner depending on how thick you want the cookies) and cut out in desired shapes.
Bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes. Obviously if you roll the dough a little thicker they will take a little longer. I usually bake until the sides are just slightly brown, then I take them out.
These cookies are really yummy with homemade frosting! I don’t have a recipe for icing, I just add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and softened butter until the consistency is right.
Oh and don’t forget about the blob, it’s just as tasty as the nice looking cookies! 😛