The Art of Cookie Making

We are going to go and see Christopher at Fort Benning, Georgia, tomorrow! I every letter he has written, he has been longing for my chocolate chip cookie, he even said he dreams about them-lol! I guess the Army doesn’t make them, and I can’t send him any because it is considered contraband-who knew? So I am making up a big ol batch to take with us! I have to admit, next to art, I love to cook! Trying out new recipes, watching foodnetwork, and using my kitchenaid mixer are favorite pastimes. I have experimented over the years, with different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Of course, everyone loves Tollhouse cookies, but I have messed with and tweaked different recipes, until I came up with this one, which I will share with my faithful blogger friends:-) The Bag Lady’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco, or margarine

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream together butter, shortening, and brown sugar. Add vanilla and egg. Sift dry ingredients together (I use a wisk and it’s a snap) add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake at 375 for 10 min
Here is my youngest, Reagan Douglas, and I trying out the dough, ok you know you would too! Now to get them into the oven and packaged up for the trip! Baked with all of mom’s love in every bite!

8 responses

  1. Cookies sound delicious, it’s been forever since I’ve had home made chocolate chips. Might be something to try today. Have a great visit with your son this weekend!

  2. Great recipe Pam! That is something that our children just love when we visit – or can send a care package — the wonderful things from mom’s kitchen! Enjoy your trip to visit your son!

  3. Thanks for popping in from London Carol! How fun to see where people are from. Thanks for leaving me a comment, I’m glad you liked the article:-)best from this Leo,Pam

  4. Can’t wait to have a go at your cookies! Came to your blog through Cloth Paper Scissors and really loved your article. From your profile I see you are a Leo….like me! I plan to visit the Etsy Shop too! Carol P (London)

  5. Traveling Mercies to all of you and happy cooking….and yeah…I’d taste them too, and have to make two batches, so one would make be able to make the trip intact….and yes, I would never have imagined that chocolate chip cookies were on the list. Can’t you imagine at the Post office, anything hazardous, liquid, perishable, or containing chocolate chips!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. They sound yummy. I must try them out. My son was at Ft. Benning. He served his 3 years and then some and is now out. He served 15 months in Afghanistan. I know you must be very proud of your son. Have an enjoyabe time.

  7. Yummo!!! These sound wonderful Pam!!! I’ll have to give your recipe a try. I’m so glad you’re getting to see your son! It’ll do your heart good and the cookies will do his tummy good! ~ xxoo, Dawn

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