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Linda Léone's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Makes about 30

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream shortening and both sugars. Beat in eggs till light and fluffy, add water and vanilla. Sift flour, soda and salt, add to creamed mixture. Add oats , chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden and tops are dry. Let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Kindly donated by San Francisco pastry chef Greg Léone. Greg says it was his mother's wonderful cookies that inspired his career choice.

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Reviews of Linda Léone's Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1-5 of 9 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2013
Would not make this again.
Every single cookie stuck to the pan. 1 star

  Andrew Culjak in Connecticut  Dec 2, 2004
Would make this again.
Absolutely my favorite chocolate chip cookie, and quickly becoming the favorite of many of my friends who request these every Christmas. The mixture is deceiving prior to baking as it looks too dry, but coming out of the oven they are absolutely great. I guard this recipe covetously. 5 stars

  Charity Forsythe in Sabah, Malaysia  Nov 28, 2003
Would make this again.
It's a nice recipe. For you who want to have a nice wonderfull Christmas, I certantly, 100% encourage you to use this recipe. I'm very happy i got this recipe.Thank you very much! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Canada  May 12, 2003
Would make this again.
These are AWESOME. I am normally the type of person who only likes soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. But these cookies have a crispy, but very airy and light texture, and they are wonderful. They are definitely going on my list of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted. Can't get enough of 'em. 5 stars

  Patrice in New Jersey  Jan 9, 2003
Would make this again.
I want to thank you for posting the cookie recipe, it was wonderful. I have four kids, that could not keep their hands out of the cookie jar, and a husband who joined them as well. My son found the recipe, and asked me to make them, and now it will be on our top 10 list of cookies to bake all year round.........Thank you again !!!! 5 stars

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