Friday, June 5, 2009

One Every Once in a While

So, they say that once you have your basics in food storage like wheat, rice, beans, and oats (which you could technically survive on, but which are not fun to eat for long periods of time in and of themselves) you can begin to add a few items that will expand your storage and add variety and flavor. Can you imagine the comfort and relief chocolate chip cookies will deliver if you are quarantined within the walls of your home during a global pandemic? Three must- haves for food storage baking are:

powdered eggs, ...

powdered butter,...
...and of course, my home-sealed Chocolate Chips!

Use your own favorite cookie recipes. You don't have to reconstitute the eggs or the butter, just add them to your dry ingredients and then increase the liquids according to directions on the can.

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
1/3 cup powdered butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. whole powdered eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. Cream sugars, shortening and butter, add vanilla and water. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop by tablespoon onto foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until beginning to brown around the edges. Cool slightly before taking from cookie sheet. Enjoy warm with an ice cold glass of milk. :)


  1. Those look like the real deal! I would've never guessed they were made with food storage stuff. The true test is how they taste though...what's the verdict?

  2. in the words of Rachael Ray... "YUMMO!"

  3. These cookies were VERY tasty! Thanks for sharing your great tips Colleen!