So I don't make cookies any more.
Last night while Cliff was at work, I started feeling sorry for myself. See, it was "goodie night" at work, and I knew Cliff would be eating cookies. Cookies that I didn't have the pleasure of making. Not fair.
So I baked cookies: ginger snaps (which Cliff never cared for) and my all-time favorite, butterscotch cookies. Don't ask how many I ate before I went to bed.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 tsp soda
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Melt butter and shortening. Add sugars; mix well. Add egg; beat till light-colored. Sift flour with soda; stir into egg mixture. Add vanilla and nuts. Chill.
Roll into small balls. Bake on ungreased cooky sheet in moderate oven (375) 7 to 10 minutes. Remove at once.
I always double this recipe, by the way.