I love to bake. I also love cookies. I have tried many chocolate chip recipes and this recipe is my favorite. With many of the other recipes I tried,I had mixed results: fantastic cookies one time and flat cookies the next. This recipe provides "perfect" cookies every time. They are wonderful.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (best if softened)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 12 ouce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of the flour, the brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Beat the mixture until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining 1 cup of flour. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.