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Chocolate Chip Cookies by Jo Strasburg Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies by Jo Strasburg, by , is from Our Family Cookbook Project 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jo/Otto Strasburg- Lake Charles, LA
Added: Monday, January 9, 2006


2 c. butter flavored Crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/1/2 c. light brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. water
2 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 1/4 c. white flour (pre-sifted)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugars together until creamy and smooth.
Add eggs one at a time and beat until batter is smooth and fluffy.
Add vanilla and water...mix well
Add flours, baking soda, and salt to creamed mixture.
Beat slowly at first and then at medium speed until well mixed
Add chocolate chips by hand until well dispersed in batter.
Put in refrigerator overnight or at least several hours (covered)
Bake at 375 F for approximately 13-15 minutes (depends on your oven)
(I use a baking stone and they come out wonderful!)
Cool on paper towel (although you must have a warm one). ENJOY!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When the kids (Karen and Jeff) were in school, esp. I would make up a batch on Sunday night (I mix them up...put in refrigerator over night and then Otto would bake a batch in the morning ...our joint project.) He put a few in the kids lunches and froze the rest in individual sandwich bags for the rest of the week. Karen tells me that she had to hide them on her lap at lunchtime because there was always someone who wanted them.
The cookies were always a big part of "care packages" that I sent while they were in college...and now, the grandkids like to help make them....when we're together.
They're usually a big hit at church for coffee hour too.




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