Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you like Chocolate Chip Cookies? Am I the only one who doesn't? The problem with me is the chocolate. We don't get along. If you need to send a batch of cookies to school with your child, you can't go wrong with Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Let me tell you about a funny incident that happened a few years ago. I was cooking the Wednesday Night Bible Study supper at Revival Vision Church of God as I usually did. I had made Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. When they were done, I piled the cookies on a platter, covered them with plastic wrap and sat the platter of cookies on the counter facing the Fellowship Hall.

Not long after that, Pastor Mulkey came by to see how I was doing. He didn't say a word. He just walked up to the platter of cookies, lifted one corner of the plastic wrap and took a cookie. I had been watching him out of the corner of my eye. As he lifted that stolen cookie to his mouth for the first bite, I yelled, "Hey! I have those cookies counted!" He stood there, silent for a minute, digesting what I had just said, then gave me the sweetest smile, saying, "Well, you have one less now."

The following Sunday I found a cartoon in the Sunday comics that described the situation. I copied it, changed the wording in the speech balloons and placed it where he would find it. We had many good laughs over that.

This is the same Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I used that evening. I hope you like it.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 pkg chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F. In large bowl combine flour, oats, soda and salt. Mix well. In another large bowl, combine shortening, both sugars, vanilla and eggs. Beat until creamy and well mixed. Stir in flour mixture with big spoon. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until just tan. Don't bake until brown. They would be hard as a rock if you did that. The cookie should be just set so it falls when you take it out of the oven. Let it rest in the pan a minute or two before placing on newspapers to cool. Makes 5 dozen, more or less.

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