Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have had many requests for this cookie recipe. The cookies are not flat and crunchy, but rather more rounded. Some times I add special extras like mini semi-sweet M&Ms in place of all or part of the chocolate chips. I have been using this recipe for over 25 years!

Chocolate Chip  Cookies

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  • cup Shortening

  • cup butter - soft

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2


  • 2

    tespoons vanilla

  • 3

    cups flour

  • 1

    tsp soda

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1

    cup chopped nuts, optional

  • 2

    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix thoughly shortening, butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. **For a softer rounder cookie, add 1/2 cup flour--(I always do this). Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 mins or until light brown.....for soft cookies, be careful not to overbake. Tops may not be brown, look at the edges of the cookies. Cool on pan for 3 or 4 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. If using the mini M&Ms, use part M&Ms and part choc chips, or all M&Ms, to taste :o) Some times I use less than 2 cups if they seem too chocolately, if that is possible!!


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