Lauren loves baking chocolate chip cookies…well, any cookies, but she gravitates toward chocolate chip. And she really loves bringing two or three of them, fresh from the oven, to me to taste. And I really, really love it when she does that. (Though I’m pretty sure that’s why I haven’t lost any weight lately.) Last week, I was craving chocolate and I said, “Lauren? Would you make me some of your chocolate chip cookies?” She grinned and said, “Sure, Mom.”  She even let me take photos of her! I don’t know why God gave me such a beautiful, sweet, smart girl – but I’m so glad He did!

Here she is mixing the batter. Laci is adding the ham to the recipe!

I call this one “Concentration”.  Am I original or what?

She’s loaning me a little dough. (I know. Weak.)

The finished product! And yes, they were dee-lish.
This is the tattered recipe that Lauren uses, which is the recipe I used when I was growing up. I copied it onto this PINK 3×5 card for my 9th grade Home Ec. class, when our project was making a recipe card file. Yes, my cards were all pastel shades…what was I thinking?! Anyway, I packed up my rainbow recipe file to take with me to my first home as a married woman, and I baked these as a newlywed. Terry wrote “I love you!” on it around that time, so of course, I can’t part with it this old recipe card.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/3 cup shortening 
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
*1/2 tsp. baking powder
*1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. chocolate chips
(*Omit these if using self-rising flour)
  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Stir together shortening, margarine, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. 
  • Stir dry ingredients together (unless using self-rising flour) in a separate bowl then add to shortening mixture. 
  • Add chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until brown.
  • Cool on wire racks. 
  • Serve with milk. (I think it’s a federal law or something.)

Yes, yes, I’m prejudiced. I sure am proud of my “cookie girl”. 


5 thoughts on “Our "Cookie Girl"

  1. Kristy... says:

    ok that recipe card is the sweetest thing. I think it needs to be laminated so as not to get too faded or something spilled on it. It would be great if your grandkids could use it too one day!
    I love Laci in that first picture LOL and you are blessed with a cookie girl.
    My daughter is the same way and I don't deserve her but SO glad God gave her to me!


  2. You're right! I should do that! It's already been through the ringer, but it's still usable. I could go over it and make the words darker. Thanks for the idea. 🙂


  3. Tori says:

    Hannah is my baker, she loves to bake everything. BTW, she's growing up so fast and she's very pretty like her Mama. Oh yea and I love the recipe card, priceless.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Such a beautiful, sweet girl! I want her to grow up, but I don't want her to grow up. :o) Those cookies do look scrumptious even though chocolate chip are not my favorite ones.


  5. ~ Mrs. Nom ~ says:

    Those look yummy! I'm afraid Chocolate Chip cookies are a regular craving while I'm pregnant :/ And Cookie Dough? Oh my goodness!! I am the weakest when it comes to it! I ADORE cookie dough! But that's not a pregnancy thing, I'm afraid ;P


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