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


Directions

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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