Versatile Brown Sugar cookies

20 12 2009

I’ve been planning to try this recipe for brown sugar cookies for a few years, ever since I found out that my dad used to actually make these when I was little.

Preheat oven to 350.

1 cup shortening, melted
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp.vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups + 4 T flour

Mix all ingredients together (batter will be thick). Drop or roll into a ball.

Bake until brown (about 12 minutes)

Because the cookies were a tiny bit bland, I added chocolate chips to half of the batter:

This recipe is an excellent base for a cookie that could have endless possibilities.  I made a second batch yesterday and added some rolled oats. I also used butter instead of shortening this time, which changed the taste a little bit (more creamy) but made the cookies a bit more crunchy. Next, I’ll try coconut.

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