My kids love to bake cookies with me. They always ask for cookies which require butter or margarine and it seems that the times they ask, I don’t have any sticks thawed out and ready to use. That’s why I love this recipe – which requires no butter!
The other reason I love it is that it is a “mix-in” ready recipe – which means you can toss in anything you want. Love chocolate chips? Great – add a bag. Would rather make M&M cookies for the kids? That will work too! Want macadamia nuts with white chocolate? No problem – toss ’em in! The ideas are endless, which can make this recipe fit any taste buds. You can take the batter and split it into smaller batches and make a few different varieties of cookies – all at the same time!
You might want to also go ahead and mix up a few batches and then drop onto a cookie sheet (as if you are going to bake them) and then freeze them. Keep them in a container and you have cookies from the freezer to the oven — just when you want them.
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups shortening
6 cups flour
2 Tbs Baking Soda
Mix the first three ingredients until well blended. Add in shortening and blend well. Add in the final ingredients until batter is well mixed. Fold your “mix-in” into the batter.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes (or until golden brown). You can usually yield around 5 – 6 dozen cookies, depending upon the size of the cookies as they bake.
Serve with ice cold milk and you’ve got a yummy afternoon (or midnight) snack!