Monday, May 7, 2012
For those of you wondering about my son with leukemia, I thought I'd give a little update here as well. We had been worried that he was going to spend his 17th birthday in the hospital, but the timing between his rounds turned out just perfectly and he got to be home for his birthday. Although that was birthday gift enough for him, he also was showered with cards from all over the country (and world), which turned out to be a fun gift for him as well. He is back in the hospital now for his fourth and hopefully last round of chemo.
2/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbs. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 package (12-ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream shortening, brown sugar, water, and vanilla together. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda; mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake 7-9 minutes on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
The tops of the cookies should still look slightly moist when done.
Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Make 24-30 medium size cookies perfect for dipping into a big glass of milk.
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