Can I go ahead and say Old Man Winter has arrived? Much of the 7-day forecast keeps highs in the middle to low 40s and the weather guessers are calling for 1-3 inches of wet snow for tonight. Time to bundle up on the couch next to the fire. And I don’t know about you but cold weather calls for some sweets to start laying around the house.

Here’s a good, easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I found in the books. “Easy” being the keyword for this bachelor.
3/4 cup Butter Flavored Shortening
1 1/4 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Real Vanilla
1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Pecan Pieces (or your favorite nuts)
1 Egg
Heat oven to 375. Combine shortening, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonful, 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOTĀ OVER BAKE. Remove cookies to cooling rack. Makes about 3 dozen.
Enjoy a glass of cold milk and a good movie!