HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
I love my mom and her baking, and in celebration of my love of her cookies-- I made her famous chocolate cookies for Valentine's Day. I didn't calculate the points value of the cookies until after I made them since I know some of the ingredients are not the best (aka Butter Flavored Crisco)-- surprisingly, each cookie is only 3 points. One batch makes about 50 cookies, and I used a small to medium scoop to make sure they were all close to the same size.
I love using M&M's instead of chocolate chips for any holiday because it's an easy way to make things festive. I had grand ambitious for heart shaped cookies, but I decided my mom's cookie recipe was a perfect substitute.
Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!
|1 cup Butter Flavored Crisco (I buy the sticks.)|
|3/4 cup sugar|
|3/4 cup packed brown sugar|
|1 tsp vanilla extract|
|2 large eggs|
|1 tsp baking soda|
|1 tsp table salt|
|2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour|
|1 Bag of M&M's (or 2 cups chocolate chips)|
- Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Mix Crisco, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla. Add eggs and mix. Add baking soda, salt, and mix. Add flour, bag of chocolate chips, and mix. Scoop cookies to evenly spaced air-baked cookies sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes .