Wednesday, January 14, 2009

That Chipits Cookie...

I'm still alive! I'm just being held captive by the new school term, that's all! And now Blogger is being a total B*TCH and not letting me upload photos... so I'm going to have to TELL you about my mom's and my adventures baking cookies for a surprise "new daddy" party they're holding at her work for one of the guys there.

Now, I know that there are a ton of chocolate chip cookie recipes floating around out there... and this one is really nothing special. Even though it's a treasured family recipe of ours, it's actually closer to that Friends cookie episode than a locked-away government file. Yes, dear readers, I must let you down with the announcement that my mom's famous cookies - the ones that try as I might, I cannot replicate - are from the back of the Chipits package, verbatim (except the nuts)! But really, why mess with a good thing... these are perfectly salty and sweet (table salt, thank you very much... no fleur de sel, kosher or sea stuff here!) and packed full of chocolate chips. In fact, the ones we made tonight even made use of the golden shortening listed in the "official" recipe. Normally, we just use the white stuff. What can I say? We're cheap. No butter for any of Mom's cookies - excepting the shortbreads at Christmas.

These fit perfectly into this month's SHF theme - Childhood Delights - the original event created by Canada's own Domestic Goddess and this time being hosted at Vampituity. I will have photos up (fingers crossed!) tomorrow of these delectable goodies, and if Flickr isn't against me too they'll be up there first!

"That Chipits Cookie"
Makes 50
1 cup golden shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp salt
300 g CHIPITS® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.
  4. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop from small spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 109.4
Total Fat: 5.9 g
Cholesterol: 8.5 mg
Sodium: 5.0 mg
Total Carbs: 13.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 1.0 g

On a completely different note, my skin and digestion problems have prompted one (of my many!) natural health practicioners to suggest I go wheat-and gluten-free for a test run and see if things improve. I know there are a ton of awesome GF bloggers out there - I just don't know how much resolve I'll have! Wheat free is fine... I do that most of the time... but GF is totally different!! I love oatmeal and my Kamut puffs, but I did buy some millet puffs to try out and I'm crossing my fingers that I don't have to add gluten to the huge list of stuff I can't eat! *Rant done*.


  1. You don't have to upload photos to blogger at all! We never do, 'cause we don't want blogger to keep them, since we have Flickr. We use something like this code to get our pictures in the posts:

    <a href="" target=_blank><img src="" hspace=10 align=left></a>

    I just drop that in there, in between paragraphs, and it'll wrap the text around the picture nicely (that's the "align=left" bit). It will also have a buffer of 10px, so that the text doesn't jam up onto the picture (that's the "hspace=10" bit). You just have to change the URL's to be appropriate - the first one being a link to your flickr page, the second one being the picture itself.


  2. Yikes! Good luck with your gluten-free experiment!

  3. The chocolate chip cookies on the back of the package are tried and true and are always gooey chocolatey good.

  4. Super! Something that takes us back to the old days of things like golden shortening. A wonderful thing to share and choose again to relive the memories. Thanks for participating in Childhood Memories SHF!


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