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Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week!!

Today marks the beginning of a week long celebration of the chocolate chip cookie!  Today until March 20th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week!!  Usually foods or drinks get days, but this cookie is such a staple and so important that it gets an entire week!  Celebrate the week with the below chocolate chip cookie recipe from my mom!

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening or crisco

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts or pecans

1 12-oz bag of chocolate chips

Cream butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy

Add eggs, one at a time

Add baking soda, salt, and flour in 3-4 additions

Add vanilla

Stir in nuts and chocolate chips

Chill dough for 30 minutes (don’t skip this step!  I think it makes for the best cookies!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet

Bake for 12-14 minutes

Cool on wire racks

If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, here are a few recipes from last year:

Guinness French Onion Soup, Corned Beef and Cabbage with Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts, Irish Soda Bread (traditional and flax/whole grain), Colcannon, Corned Beef and Egg Hash, and Bailey’s Coco Cupcakes!

Have a great weekend, and as always…stay hungry!

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