Marlene’s U. S. Soldier Chocolate Chip Cookies

(A friend and Treat the Troops volunteer, Marlene, is our guest recipe contributor today.)

2 cups Butter, soften
1 1/2 light Brown Sugar
1 C sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 C flour
2 t baking soda
2 t salt
24oz.. Chocolate chips

1. Mix Butter and sugars until light and fluffy
2. Add eggs and vanilla
3.Add Flour,baking soda,salt
4. Add chocolate chips
5. Refrigerate dough several hours or overnight.
6. Using a heaping tablespoon form into a ball.
7. Bake 12-13 minutes at 350 degrees
8. Makes 12 dozen cookies.
Happy Eating !!!

The Perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe has been in our family for many years. It was given to me by a very dear neighbor, Oma, many years ago after I told her that sometimes my cookies come out great and other times they are flat. This one is perfect every time it must have something to do with the fact it is refrigerated before it is baked. It is the Soldiers number one requested cookie and has received great reviews by all who have eaten it.

For over five years now, I have been baking and sending cookies to our troops through an organization called Treat the Troops and that is how I met Mariann. The cookie lady from treat the troops was invited to speak on the Arsenio Hall Show, so she invited all her “crumbs” to come and meet her in New York after the taping for dinner. It was so nice to meet some of the other women in are area who are doing this same wonderful thing. We all exchanges stories and talked how we got involved. Mariann and I stayed in touch and continue to share stories.

This leads me to the rest of my story. I am a teacher in an urban area in New Jersey and I am always looking for donations for our school. I came across a factory that manufactures uniforms for the military and from that the idea to form a company grew,called Trooppaws.We are now making a stuffed animal dogs out of the authentic military fabric for military friends and families.They are a very unique because of the special detailing. Please view them on our web site A portion of the proceeds are going to be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation.