my sister made some cookies recently and happened to drop off a few for us to enjoy. just one of the many perks of living on the same street as your older sis.
i knew immediately that these ones were worth sharing. and they made me think of leslie, as i usually do when i find a delicious cookie.
i am not really sure where the recipe originated, as it was through an email sent to my sister from a coworker. i give props to whoever came up with this one because it is so full of tasty morsels that it is difficult to limit how many you eat.
the original recipe calls for regular chocolate chips , but i first tasted them with butterscotch chips and was sold on that rendition. i've heard they are equally amazing with peanut butter chips, too. the skor chips & walnuts are always a must, unless you have a nut allergy in your house like we do, so i just made a batch with and without.
here is the recipe:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (or peanut butter or butterscotch chips)
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 bag skor bits
mix shortening and butter together.
add sugars and baking soda.
beat in eggs and vanilla.
add flour and then all the goodies.
if you find the mixture a little too moist, just add 1/4 - 1/2 cup more flour.
drop rounded dough about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes and not a second longer than that.
transfer to rack and cool.