dg's chocolate chip cookie recipe

1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt (less if you choose)
3 cups flour
1 package chocolate chips

Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs, water, soda and vanilla. Stir until mixed (but not tOo well or else the cookies will be weird) and add dry ingredients. Drop from tsp. onto a greesed cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

Makes approx. 5 dozen.

I am baking some for CowboyNeal right at this moment on 2-27-00 @ 6:23pm