Sunday, February 4, 2007

Chewy Brownie Cookies

2/3 c shortening
1 ½ c packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 ½ c flour
1/3 c cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
2 c semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375.

In a large bowl, beat shortening, brown sugar, water and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set. Cookies will appear soft and moist. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then remove to wire racks; cool completely.

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