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Chocolate Chip Cookies a la Alexandra Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mia Knerly-Hess
Added: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup Crisco Butter flavored shortening
6 teaspoons of water
3/4 cup pure cane sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs or egg substitute
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup gluten free white flour (Bob's Red Mill makes it)
1 teaspoon baking SODA
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 oz.) Organic Chocolate chips, semi-sweet. (However I add another 6 oz. You can never have enough chocolate chips!)
I cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with sides, using parchment paper. I've found it makes life way easier! Why I did not think of parchment paper before is beyond me.
Cream Crisco, water and sugar in a mixer, then add the eggs and vanilla. (I find that if I slightly beat them in a small bowl and add the vanilla to them it makes adding them easier.)
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and add the above mixture slowly until it's mixed well. Now add the chocolate chips and the nuts. this usually drives your mixer a little batty; it will thump about. Don't be alarmed, especially if you use a Kitchen Aid! It can stand the abuse!
You can either use Aunt Nan's method of using two spoons to drop the cookies 2/3" apart on the cookie sheet or you can roll them into 1-1 1/2' balls and place them onto the cookie sheet 2 ' apart..
The spoon method creates a lot of spoon licking which is always a good thing!
Bake for 9-11 minutes until a nice golden color. Let cool five minute and move to a cooling rack or plate to cool completely before packaging.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 48-60 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes plus baking time.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
DAIRY FREE AND GLUTEN FREE! Organic Chocolate only.
My most recent challenge has been trying to develop delicious desserts and meals that Alexandra (who has some food troubles) can enjoy. This is an easy variation on Aunt Nan's classic Toll House Cookies. If you're doing some bake sale baking (and people are so weird nowadays about dairy and gluten), try this. I taste-tested it on some twenty-somethings and they declared they "tasted like chocolate chip cookies." Well, duh!

 

 

 

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