Friday, June 10, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Ice Cream sandwiches

This is like a major family secret that I am revealing to the world {or at least to the 5 followers of the blog- 2 of which ARE family...} Although the recipe doesn't call for it, I'm pretty sure there is crack in these cookies. Even I have a really hard time only eating one. I have learned that if I can't seem to stop myself, I brush my teeth. I think the only way they could be better is if you served them with ice cream. Oh, Look!

Now we're just asking for an increased pant size. And loving every minute of it!

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1 C shortening

1 C butter {best if it's softened}

1 1/2 C sugar

1 1/2 C brown sugar

3 eggs

3 tsp vanilla

4 1/2 C flour

1 1/2 tsp soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix thoroughly shortening, butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough into 1" balls about 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely set up. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.

Ice Cream Sandwiches:

I used a round cookie cutter that was slightly smaller than the size of the cookies I was working with. I'd push the cookie cutter into slightly softened ice cream and use a knife wedged under the cookie cutter to help get the ice cream out still mostly round. Push the ice cream out onto the bottom of one cookie, pour some magic shell on top, then gently press the second cookie on top. Freeze for an hour or so until the ice cream is re-hardened. These would also be really good with Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies.

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