This cookie recipe is dedicated to my second oldest son, Yusuf, who is now grown and married, working as an Engineer, and a fantastic cook. Arabic school starts early and so the kids got up each morning at around 5:30. a.m. I made eggs, cream cheese sandwiches, bought cereal, but the kids could not eat that early. One morning I made cookies and that worked out well. While cookies might not sound like the best breakfast, at least a glass of milk and a cookie was a start. Yusuf liked this and wanted them every morning. I decided to make huge batches, divide the dough into baggies and freeze them. So, each morning I just popped a bag out and made him cookies. This went on until he went off to college! This is the recipe and it has worked well for me! I like the combination of butter and shortening. This makes the cookies soft but firm.
Now that he is grown and makes his own cookies, I have a new fan, my mother! My mother has always loved chocolate! So, when we moved back to the States I started making cookie dough for her. The difference is that she loves walnuts and chocolate. So, the kids laugh and say that Grama has some cookie dough with her nuts and chocolate chips. I make my huge batch, bag it up and off it goes to Grama’s freezer.
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup shortening
1/8 cup peanut butter
4 1/4 cups level flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix together sugars, butter and shortening. Mix well until fluffy, add eggs, continue mixing. Add peanut butter, mix well. Add salt and soda. Mix very well. Add the flour and finish mixing.
Using a spoon mix in chocolate chips. I always do a test cookie, or several for my large family haha! So test a couple and see if you need an extra spoon of flour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done
Yusuf Yusuf and Grama (lynz mom)