Defense Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 3 1/2 dozen


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1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels


Combine sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to sugar mixture, mixing well. Add egg and vanilla, stirring well. Stir in chocolate morsels.

Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Created date

February 2010