May 09, 2006

Chocolate Chip Cookies for High Elevations

Chocolate Chip Cookies for High Elevations
Makes approx. 18 cookies

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon water
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
2. Beat the shortening until fluffy.
3. Add both sugars and beat for several minutes, until light and fluffy.
4. Add the vanilla, water, and egg and beat until incorporated.
5. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir on low.
7. Add the chocolate chips.
8. Scoop tablespoon size balls of the dough onto a cookie sheet.
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Home Baking and From Our Kitchen