July 7, 2012

TLC.....Milk and Cookies

Sometimes, it's good to have an easy, fabulously rich little cookie recipe in your arsenal. It's just a little  homemade gift to take to a friend or loved one who needs some tender loving care. It  is good to say a silent prayer for those who are traveling life's bumpy road and to be grateful you are alive and well in your heart...

This recipe is from my Aunt Carolyn who is now in her 80's. She has always been an excellent cook and these cookies were favorites of ours growing up and visiting summers in Ohio with our Grandmother!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup shortening (Estelle's uses butter flavored Crisco)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar (Estelle's uses dark brown sugar)
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together both sugars, shortening and peanut butter. Add eggs. baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Stir in the flour and the chocolate chips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes...do not overbake and let cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.

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