Monday, August 17, 2009

Mary D.'s Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup Crisco
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) Hershey's Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (I prefer mini chips.)

Cream shortening, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Combine flour, soda, salt, and add to creamed mixture; stir in nuts and chips.

Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet covered with Reynolds Wrap. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool lightly before removing from sheet.

Makes about seven dozen.

Years ago, Ms. Joyce Putty of Hopkinsville, KY, copied this recipe from our local newspaper. The recipe was contributed by Ms. Mary D. Ferguson, a much-beloved reporter and columnist who still writes for the Kentucky New Era.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)