Happy Veteran's Day. Just wanted to quickly express my gratitude to all the Veterans young and old for their sacrifice and service. My heart is full when I think of those who have given all to fight for our basic freedoms. I love this country, I love our flag. I am so proud of the Veterans in my life. Thank you!
Now on to a treat. My sweet mother-in-law is the master at cookies. One thing she is amazing at is keeping her cookie jar full. At any given moment you can walk into her home and there will be cookies in the cookie jar. There is something about that fact that makes her kitchen so unbelievably warm and welcoming. Her kitchen is definitely the heart of her home. Lots of memories and happy times have been spent baking and cooking in her kitchen. She gave us some very wise advice once, she said, "keep the cookie jar full. It brings the kids home!" I intend to do just that.
I am sharing with you a very special recipe. Who knows where this recipe originated from but these are the very best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. They always taste better when she makes them, but whenever I do make them inevitably someone will ask me for my recipe. Enjoy!
Marilyn's Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. softened butter
2 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
5 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
Lg. bag of chocolate chips
Cream together the shortening and butter until it is fluffy. Add your sugars and beat until smooth. Add your eggs and vanilla and beat till combined. In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients and mix till combined. Mix in your chocolate chips and nuts if desired. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
This makes a lot of cookies. They do keep well in a cookie jar for a few days or they can be frozen. Give them away! Your friends will love you.
Have a happy Thursday and don't forget to take a moment to remember our Veterans! :)