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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, by , is from The "W" Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Julie Withers
Added: Friday, September 8, 2006


1/2 c. shortening (crisco)
1/2 c. butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. flour
1 - 12 oz. package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, white 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, then use a wooden spoon to stir in any remaining flour.

Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.

Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and let cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can turn this recipe into Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by preparing in the same way, except that you press the dough into an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool and then cut into bars.




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