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The Famous Hinnenkamp Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Recipe

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Loren Hinnenkamp


1 tsp vanilla
1 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. white sugar
1 c. Crisco
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 ⅓ c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
˝ tsp salt
1 c. chocolate chips

Pre-heat your cookie sheets in a 350° oven
In a mixer, cream brown, white sugar, and Crisco until fluffy
Beat in eggs and vanilla
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
Stir in chocolate chips, & spoon cookie dough onto cookie sheets using a teaspoon (small cereal spoon)
Bake at 350° about 8-9 minutes until light brown

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The story behind the recipe:

It is probably more accurate to say these cookies are of Frerick origin because it is a recipe Grandma & Auntie Louise both have.
All the aunts & uncles have put their own special spin on the recipe, & nobodys cookies are identical. Yet, these cookies are well known amongst the Hinnenkamp aunts & uncles’ friends, neighbors, & coworkers.
Our aunts and uncles are competitive, the competition about whose cookies are the best still stands. Uncle Mike, quickly learning diplomacy from Grandpa, informs Auntie Linda and Uncle Loren that he is always willing to judge, but no winner is ever declared.
Uncle Loren has never given out his top-secret variation to the cookie recipe in all the years he has had requests from coworkers and friends throughout the St. Joe area.
He gave me permission to reveal his secret to you; however, this is classified information. So, guard it closely:
Uncle Loren uses 1 bag of Nestle Tollhouse milk chocolate chips
Grandpa is the only one who believes you only put 1 c. chocolate chips in. Although, he is “always right,” his children like chocolate too much to only put in 1 cup.
Always use butter-flavored Crisco in the cookies
Add an extra splash of vanilla
Don’t add the salt, the extra sodium is not needed
Bake the cookies on parchment paper
Bake the cookies at 335° for 6.5 minutes using speed bake or about 8-9 minutes without
If possible, use the speed bake, you will see a difference
Pull out of oven just before they are done because they will finish baking on the counter!




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