When it comes to food, I’m not always on the same page as everyone else. Take the basic chocolate chip cookie. I am the person who looks through the pile of cookies and tries to find the one with the least amount of chocolate. Yes, you can gasp at my sinful decision each time I reach for a sweet goodie. But I have to tell you that the best part of the cookie, for me anyway, is the carbs in those glorious treats. So why not make them without all the messy chocolate chips and save those morsels for something else, right?
So while I was relaxing the other night I thought I’d try it out. This is what I came up with…
Troops to gather:
1/2 cup shortening (Yes, I’m thinking I have an aversion to butter. Sorry Paula.)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl, blend together the two sugars and shortening. Then add the eggs and continue to mix for one minute or until combined.
Gradually add in flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir until all combined.
With a spoon, scoop out one inch balls of dough, place onto baking sheet and press lightly down on each dough ball. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a cooling rack and enjoy. Let me know what you guys think!