August 13, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Peyton is going to a back to school party tonight. And lucky for me, she wanted to take some cookies with her. Yay! When she asked me if she could make some chocolate chip cookies to take to the party, I jumped for joy. Ok not really, but I was happy. Even though I love to bake, I love even more having a 12-year-old who loves to bake! Peyton has always helped me in the kitchen. I remember her as a toddler mixing up brownies on her little stool. Now, she can make all our favorites without my help, except for the cleanup. A small price to pay for fresh baked cookies, I guess!

Today, Peyton made simple chocolate chip cookies. Don't they look good? I have used the same recipe forever. It is the same one my mother used, and the same one my children will pass on to my grandchildren. I wish I could say these delicious, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside cookies came from some deep, dark secret recipe, but come on now, this is me. Simple. No, this is the same recipe that is printed on the back of the Nestle Semisweet Chocolate Chip bag. With one exception.....instead of butter, we use shortening. That's it, but that is big! That is what makes these cookies extra special. I have no idea why my mother tried this. I can guess that it had something to do with being out of butter! Anyway, they are super! Oh, and we never drop them...we roll them! They just look better that way. Enjoy!


  1. oh those look good!!!
    my grandmother used the very same recipe and she made hundreds upon thousands of cookies in her day. i tried to duplicate it, i even have her baking pans now, but they never taste as good!!! maybe the shortening is what i'm missing?!?!?!:)
    have a happy day billie jo

  2. She did a beautiful job! And the shortening, I think that is what makes most things taste that much better. Yummy!

  3. Hello, my friend! Your blog is lovely... don't know what I like better, pictures of my favorite family or pictures of FOOD! Hmmm, you may want to start a mail order business for those cookies :) YUM!

  4. My family always makes the Nestle cookies too! I need to try the recipe with shortening! They definitely look much better rolled than dropped.


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