1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
4 1/2 cups of flour
1 24 ounce bag of chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
First, add the butter and shortening to your mixer and cream together:
Add the sugar and continue to mix:
Then add the brown sugar and mix well:
Next, add the vanilla (I am usually very liberal with the vanilla:
Next, scrape down the sides of the bowl:
Then add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until fluffy:
Then add the baking soda and the salt:
Next, add the flour. I have a 1 1/2 cup measure cup, so I do three of these, mixing well between each addition:
Next, scrape down the sides of the bowl again:
Now add the chocolate chips:
Now scrape down the sides of the bowl one last time, allowing even more mixture of the chocolate chips:
Now the dough is ready to be scooped onto your parchment lined cookie sheets:
Bake for 11 minutes and then remove from oven, and scoop onto a cooling rack:
Pour a nice big glass of milk, and enjoy!!
This recipe yields approximately 7 dozen cookies.