It’s a very cold Valentine’s and Justin’s under the weather so I thought a wonderful way to spend the afternoon would be watching movies and enjoying cookies fresh out of the oven!
I pulled out my old standby, Cookie Cookery by John J. Zenker & Hazel G. Zenker.
I have been making Hazel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies since I was 12 years old. They are still my absolute, very, very favourite and are so easy to make. I wish I could pour you a cup of coffee or make you a tea and share a plate of cookies for Valentine’s. I guess the next best thing is sharing the recipe.
Hazel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening or butter (I always use butter)
1/2 cup brown sugar
14 cup white sugar
Cream butter and both sugars until light.
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat egg, add with water and vanilla to sugar mixture and blend.
1 1/4 all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Sift together and combine with egg-sugar mixture.
1 6-oz package chocolate chips.
Add to flour mixture, adding love as you stir. (I added that part!)
Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on greased and lightly floured cookie pan. (I use a silpat)
Bake at 360 for 10-12 minutes (approximately.
Enjoy! A sweet little treat from me to you on Valentine’s Day!