Sunday, January 22, 2017

Baked Drumsticks

5-6 chicken drumsticks
garlic powder
olive oil

Put some olive oil in the bottom of a 9x13 pan (just enough to put the drumsticks on.  Place drumsticks on pan so they aren't touching each other.  Sprinkle generously with pepper and garlic powder.  Sprinkle lightly with salt.  Bake at 375 for half an hour.  Turn drumsticks over and add more garlic pepper and salt.  Bake another half an hour (or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees).

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Chocolate chips

Bake at 375 for 8-13 minutes.  These turn out every time!

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 stick Crisco shortening
1 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Heat oven to 375.  Beat shortening and brown sugar in large bowl on medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Beat in milk, vanilla and egg.  Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir into shortening mixture until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if desired.  Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 8-13 minutes until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes.  Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

(This is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes!)