Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (Recommend Butter Flavored Crisco)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (Recommend McCormick)
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 12-ounce package Milk Chocolate Chips (I use 1/2 a bag)

In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 11 minutes (add a 1-2 minutes if using refrigerated dough) or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies.

Note: You can substitues Milk Chocolate Chips with, any kind of chocolate chips, nuts, or toffee bits, etc...

By: Better Homes and Garden

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