Chocolate Chip Cookies with Lard

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These chocolate chip cookies come out very doughy.  My family liked them, but I have to say I prefer my cookies on the crispy side.  Enjoy!


  • 1cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • extra large egg
  • 3cups all-purpose flour (unsifted)
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl.
  • Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 3-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet (I prefer air-bake cookie sheets).
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist–do not overbake), 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies.
  • Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet.
  • Remove to wire rack.
  • Serve warm or cool completely before storing.

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