Monday, June 1, 2009

If Anyone Asks...

I really am working from home today. The fact that I have been on the computer checking out blogs, on the phone talking to my sister and taking pictures of the cookies my son made yesterday, is only because I am trying to psych myself up for the job ahead of me.

You see, my background is actually in accounting and I do the bookkeeping for my hubby's business. I still have lots of year-end posting to do and that is why I took today off. But, as it is not my favorite thing to do, I have been procrastinating. Somewhere over the past 24 years that we have been married, the more 'creative' side of me has emerged and the more 'critical' side of me has taken a back seat. So when it comes time for bookkeeping all I want to do is scrapbook, or blog, or garden, or just about anything else!

The reason I was taking pictures of the cookies my son baked, is because I wanted to share them with you!

This chocolate chip cookie recipe goes way back to my maternal Grandmother and is still my absolute favorite. They are a crispy, chewy cookie loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts. And yes, I have had three of them already today and it is barely lunch time!

I have decided to share this recipe with my blog friends so you can make them for your family. I know my Grandmother would be pleased and I guarantee they won't last long!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups Crisco shortening
1-1/2 cups plus 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. white sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 tsp. water
6 eggs

Combine the above ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients. Blend flour mixture into shortening mixture. Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 package chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

(Note: This recipe makes many dozens of cookies - great for freezing. You can cut it in half or even thirds for a smaller quantity.)

I am off to my debits and credits now... I promise!


  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe - can't wait to try it out.

  2. I'll never tell!!!!

    those look delish!!

  3. thanks for sharing the recipe..and i dont have near the experience you do in the accounting field, but i also do all the admin for hubbys business...i do the bulk of the work and was relieved when we hired a part time bookkeeper to come in and do our quarterlys...i totally understand friend,,,and im thinking of you today...

  4. is a cookie a debit or credit?

  5. I hate debits and credits too! I am glad that you took some time to check out your favourite blogs....I hope I was on the list. We missed you at the store. Enjoy your day friend.

  6. Yummy!!! I am DEFINITELY going to try your recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yummy!!!
    I made these tonight - the family LOVED them and made me promise to keep making them! About half of them are gone and I stopped counting at 53!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Those look delious cant wait to try them! miss ya!


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