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So I don’t do a lot of baking but I do enjoy making my favorite cookie recipe. Now when I bake I like to do it “old school”. So I don’t use electric mixers or anything like that. I do all my mixing by hand. My signature item to bake are Confused Chip Cookies. You may be asking yourself, “what in the heck are confused chip cookies?” Well it is simple, they are cookies that don’t know exactly what kind of cookies they are.
So how these came about is that I wanted to make cookies one day. The problem was that I had NO idea what kind I wanted to make. I had chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and could not figure out what I wanted to make. So I decided that I would use a few of each. I threw them all in and you had the birth of confused chip cookies. I have also thrown in mint chips, peanut butter chips, toffee pieces. You may think I must be nuts and there is no way these all taste good together. Yes I am nuts and Yes they do taste good together. Let me share the recipe with you:
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 1/2 cup Soft Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar (Packed)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 Eggs
- 2-3 tsp Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 cups Chips (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, White Chocolate, Mint)
- Preheat oven to 375
- In large bowl beat shortening and butter with electric mixer for 30 sec
- Add brown sugar, sugar, and baking soda
- Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined
- Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, stir in any remaining flour
- Stir in chips (whatever mix of chips you want to use)
- Bake 8-10 min until lightly brown
Now I have had the fun of making this with my munchkin. I got everything measured out the night before. Then when it was time to bake she could dump the ingredients in. Making cookies is something that is fun for a toddler to do. Next time we make these I will let her pick which kinds of chips will go in. You can use as many flavors as you want or just a couple. The nice thing is all you need to do is to change up what flavor of chip you put in and you have a new cookie. What do you like to make with your kids?