Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup shortening
1/3 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz. package chocolate chips (we love the milk chocolate chips at our house)
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix shortening, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix together well and add nuts and chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 8-10 minutes or until delicately brown. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. Makes 8 dozen cookies.

NOTE: to make bar cookies, spread cookie dough into greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Bright Impressions Busy Family Cookbook, p.100


John Heeder said...

Just looking at that picture makes me want a cookie now! Get to baking!

Rebekah said...

Sing with me: Yummy, yummy, yu-um-myyyyyyy!