My kids (and I) love cookies. I like to make cookies for them instead of buying them as much as possible. Not only is it cheaper, but I have control of what goes in them!
One of our favorite cookies is Chocolate Chip. I found a great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that we really like. I hated the fact that they would always come out so thin. It caused me to eat three or four. The kids were the same way. We just couldn't eat one! So I decided to try something different--I put them in muffin pans and baked them like little muffins. It's worked so well, that this is how the kiddos like them now.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup softened shortening
3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp water
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1-12 oz package of chocolate chips
(1 cup nuts, optional)
Beat shoretening, sugars, vanilla, water adn eggs until light and fluffy. Mix flour with soda and salt. Blend flour mixture into shortening mixture. Stir in chocolate chips (nuts). Drop by tablespoonfuls into greased muffin pans (you can use cupcake liners) and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. (I sometimes have to add a few more minutes, so watch the first batch you cook.) Makes 2 1/2 dozen.
Let me know if you think these are not just the best homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies!!