Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
It is an American classic and sometimes you just need a recipe that will make a really big batch! It is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day here on Ranch Raised.
To start, I do mix this up in my big stand mixer because it is a job. I have actually burned up the motor on a hand mixer trying to make this recipe. Here we go!
Jones Ranch Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups shortening (I use butter), 2 cups sugar, 2 cups brown sugar, 6 eggs, 2 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon Vanilla. Cream those ingredients together. Then incorporate 2 teaspoons baking soda and 6 cups of flour. You will want to add in the flour slowly so that you don’t turn your kitchen into a scene from a snowglobe.
Occasionally I sub a cup of flour for a cup of oatmeal. Or I add in a cup of oatmeal at the end. Don’t forget a 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips or go wild and sub in your favorite chocolate chips or candies.
An old cookie baking trick. You got to chill your dough!!!! Even overnight in the fridge works great. That is how you get the best cookies, promise! I also love using a cookie scoop to put them on my greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
This recipe can be found on the Ranch Raised Facebook page and the Your Ag Network website and app. Have a great day!
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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the ranch.