Recipe Featured in Karen’s cookbook – Happiness is Homemade in Door County. (Available at Amazon or in Door County)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup Crisco
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer on medium high speed, cream together Crisco and white sugar until light and fluffy and peaks form, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add brown sugar and mix until combined. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Using an ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes approx. 18 cookies, depending on size.