Saturday, May 21, 2011

whiting family cookies

growing up, my family rarely made cookies. 
if we did, they were break-n-bake, cause we seriously suck at kitchen type things.
my husband's family however, does not suck.
the whitings have the most amazing cookie recipe in the history of america. also the rest of humanity.
these puppies never go stale, and you literally can't screw them up.
at least that's what my husband said when he convinced me to bake them myself for the first time. and somehow, i did. they looked like hard, puffy maggot balls-- evidence of my genetic kitchen suck.
any way, here is my favorite cookie recipe and the only one that i actually care enough about to memorize.

the whiting family cookies
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c shortening 
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 c choco chips
2 1/2 c flour, added gradually

preheat oven to 350. in a super huge bowl, get your beaters out and completely mix together white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and shortening. next add salt, vanilla and baking soda--mix. third, dump in the chocolate chips {2 cups is enough for awesomeness but if you want ultra-awesomeness, go for the whole bag} and blend the mixture completely. Lastly you'll add the flour, mixing in one cup at a time. 
bake on a lightly greased pan for 9-10 minutes, or when the bottom edges look golden {sorta like a pancake, when it's ready to be flipped}. the cookies will continue to bake as they sit out of the oven on the hot pan and will turn out i promise {smile}

happy cookies!

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