Cousin Tami has quite a reputation. She is known (at least by me...and now you) for her FANTASTIC treats. Seriously. We get together for book clubs, craft nights, cousin nights...and her assignment is always:"cookies, please".
They always have the perfect flavor and texture. And she makes them bite size so you can just pop them in your mouth. You can easily eat 5 or 6 before you know it.
I warn you, you won't stop at 6.
She entered these little beauties in the 2010 Fest and ended up taking home the trophy for "best classic with a twist".
Her Chocolate Chip Cookies*
1 C sugar
½ C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼-½ tsp almond extract (depending on tastes--I used 1/2 tsp of course)
¾ C shortening
3 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1-2 cups of chocolate chips (Use any kind you like, Tami's winning combination was a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cream sugars, eggs, vanilla, almond and shortening. Add flour, salt and soda. Mix in chocolate chips.
Form the dough into teaspoon size cookies (they will look tiny, but will puff up into the perfect bite size cookie). Bake for 6-8 minutes, until they just barely start to brown. Cool on a wire rack.