Friday, May 21, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe we have ever tried. It is super simple and everyone loves it. You have got to add this to your recipe collection! You know the day will come when you have to make some old fashion chocolate chip cookies so you might as well bookmark this now.

1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts (if desired)
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter and sugar recipe. Mix. Add the nuts (if desired) and chocolate chips. Mix until just integrated.
4. Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches big and place on a pan about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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