Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my mom’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe, handed down from generation to generation, from back of bag to recipe card.  Yep, I found out that this recipe is the same as the back of the Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips bag.  I think she doubled it, probably so it will go further, last longer.  You can probably reduce the amount of sugar (my notes on the card suggest 1 cup and not 1.5 cups) and not notice much difference.  I have also tried half butter, half shortening and it turned out awesome. My suggestion is to stick with the semi-sweet chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

Another one of mom’s cookie recipes… and a good one, too!

1 1/2 c. shorteningIMG_3484
2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c molasses
2t baking soda
2t cinnamon
2t cloves
2t ginger
4 c flour
(and extra sugar to roll the cookies in)IMG_3487IMG_3485

Directions
Mix in order.  Make 1″ balls and roll in sugar.  Flatten slightly on baking sheet.
Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.
Makes about 5 dozen