Cookies are great for snacks, gifts, bake sales and holidays. This section covers drop, cut out, refrigerated, shaped and bars. It's a tradition in our house to have warm cookies pass inspection by the cookie testers.

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

3 Cups White Sugar
1 ½ Cups Shortening
2 Eggs
1 - 32 oz. Can of Pumpkin (3 Cups)
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 ½ Teaspoons Cloves
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
5 Cups All Purpose Flour

Directions:


Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl cream sugar and shortening with an electric mixer. Mix in the eggs and pumpkin. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and baking powder and mix until blended. Add half of flour and mix then add remaining flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake until set. Remove to rack and cool. Store in airtight container.

Notes:


My family likes to dip the pumpkin cookies in Cool Whip or Whipped Cream.

Servings: Yields 5 dozen
Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Min.
Country: USA

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

chocochipcookies1 Cup Butter Flavored Crisco
3/4 Cup White Sugar
3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Chocolate Chips or 1 12oz. Bag

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream shortening and sugars then add the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Next add the baking soda and salt and mix. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 8 minutes, untli a light golden brown. Remove from pans and cool before storing in a sealed container. Yields 3-4 dozen.

Notes:

I use butter flavored shortening to get a cookie that has a nice shape and texture.

Servings: Yields 4 dozen
Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes
Country: USA