Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Originally uploaded by IowaSunshine
This is my version of Kitchen Sink Cookies. There are many floating around, but this is the one I use. Basically, I use this recipe to use up some odds-and-ends chips or M&Ms I have around the house. You can use anything you want--almost any quantity.

1 c. butter flavored shortening (Crisco)
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. plain M&Ms

Cream butter and sugars together, then add eggs and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Add baking soda and flour--the mixture will be stiff. Stir in your "kitchen sink" of chips/candies with a wooden spoon. Mix well.

Shape into walnut sized balls and punch down slightly with the bottom of a spoon.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes. I know this time is imprecise, but baking with shortening is much different than using butter. The cookies should not brown, but if there is a little browning on the sides, that's ok.

Let sit on baking stone for 3-5 minutes, because the cookies are soft.

We really like these! In fact, Jeff asked me if I was intentionally trying to make him fat. LOL :)

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