Chocolate chip/brownie cookies

For some reason today, we did not have the television on at all, and it was actually pretty nice.  Lately it seems there is so much screaming on tv, radio, social media.  People say mean, hateful, despicable things to people they don’t even know.  Disagreements are fine.  I understand we all don’t think of feel the same way and don’t expect us all to agree all the time.  But too often,  it spirals into these terrible spewing of venom.  It’s too much sometimes… so,  today I enjoyed the quiet time with my hubby, and our almost 13 year old dog, Charlie.

Charlie loves to lay on the floor, and tap on it with his paw, demanding to be petted.  He know how to communicate his different needs.  🙂

Now to the cookies…they are half chocolate chip and half brownie chip.. Blending two things together perfectly (another cookie reference for Seinfeld)  I prefer puffy cookies,  so I used crisco for the chocolate chip side.  I know some people don’t like crisco.  You could sub in butter, but the cookies may come out flatter.   

Chocolate chip cookie

1/2 cup shortening,  3/4 cup brown sugar,  3/4 cup sugar,  2 tsp vanilla,  2 eggs,         2 1/4 cups flour,  1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup chocolate chips

Cream shortening, sugar and brown sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Fold in chips.

Brownie cookies

1 brownie mix,   1/2 cup flour,  1/4 cup oil,  4 tbs water,  1 egg, 1 cup choc chips

Using a  mixer, blend together  brownie mix, flour, oil, water and eggs.  Stir in chips.

Take one scoop of the chocolate chip cookie dough and one scoop of the brownie cookie dough and stick them together.  Chill then for at least an hour or two.  

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Chocolate chip cookie side will be lightly golden.  Remove from oven.  Let cookies sit on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing.  Store in covered container.

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