Made these recently as I was craving chocolate chip cookies. Every time we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house, you could count on there being chocolate chip cookies to be eaten.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies
1 Cup Shortening
2/3 Cup Cup White Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 and 1/3 Cup Flour
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
Step 1: Cream together the sugars, shortening, eggs and vanilla thoroughly.
Step 2: Spoon flour into dry measuring cup. Level off and pour measured flour onto waxed paper.
Step 3: To the flour, add the baking soda and salt. Stir thoroughly.
Step 4: Add the dry ingredients mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Step 5: Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Step 6: Drop by teaspoon fulls onto greased baking sheet.
Step 7: Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Please note, adjust the bake time as necessary for your oven. 15 minutes was a little long for me. I ended up baking them for about 10 minutes per sheet.