Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat shortening and butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, sugar, baking soda and salt; beat until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. With a wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool on wire rack. Makes 60 cookies.

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