Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Leslie's Mm-Mmm Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups shortening

3 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda

one package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Whilst my directions to myself read, "350 degrees, 12 minutes or less... play it by ear, champ!" I realize you, dear readers, may want more details. So here goes:

Mix together the first five ingredients, like so:

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients, like so:

Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, like so:

Add chocolate chips, like so:

Mix together, like so:

Take a moment to admire the REAL, non-imitation vanilla Leslie purchased in Ensenada, Mexico for $3, like so:

Place cookie dough in spoonfuls on cookie sheet (lightly sprayed with no-stick spray if you want these babies to slide right off), like so:

Take cookies out of 350-degree'd oven after sometime between 11 and 12 minutes, like so:

Take a picture of Dave and Danny enjoying the scent of fresh-baked cookies, like so:


midgey said...

A great pic of Dave and Danny!! I've added it as a background for my office computer...everyone will wonder who he is. I'll tell them he is my daughter's spoiled dog! Your blog takes me back to your elementary school days and all the fun books/stories you wrote.

heatlight said...

I think you're hiding some sort of secret step that makes them turn out right because I do exactly all those steps and they still don't turn out like yours!

Pastimes said...

Seems really delicious cookies. Thanks for sharing.

UK lass in US said...

ooh, those look good...

I've been getting my mum to bring vanilla over with her when she visits. Maybe I should be hopping over the border and getting some there instead.

gopack74 said...

I was a lucky recipient of these fabulous cookies and they are Mm-Mmm good. Matt and I ate 2 dozen in a week. Not so great for the waistline!
Leslie, your ability to turn the mundane task of cookie making into comedy gold only reinforces the idea that you should be writing a sitcom about your lives.