CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 cup Margarine, at room temperature
1 cup Vegetable Shortening
1 1/3 cups Sugar
1 1/3 cups Brown sugar
3 teaspoons Vanilla
4 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Chocolate Chips
1 cup Walnuts, chopped - optional
In large mixing bowl, cream together the Margarine, Shortening, Eggs, Sugars, and Vanilla, using an electric mixer.
With mixer on low speed, slowly add in the Flour, Baking Soda and Salt. With a spoon, fold in the Chocolate Chips and Walnuts, if you are using them.
Using a tablespoon or a 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop, drop cookies onto a Pam sprayed baking sheet. I use the palm of my hand to flatten the cookies just a little. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes, or until light brown on the bottom. Don’t over bake the cookies! Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove them to paper towels to cool.
Makes 7 dozen cookies - they freeze well but don't last long. We have a cookie monster that eats ours!
|I use the palm of my hand to flatten the cookies just a little. This gives you nice uniform cookies!|