Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christy Rost


2 ¾cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
¼teaspoon baking powder
¾teaspoon salt
¾cup unsalted butter, softened
¼cup shortening
1 ½cups brown sugar, packed
½cup granulated sugar
1 ½teaspoons vanilla
2cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾cup nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, and sugars until light. Add eggs, and vanilla, and beat until thoroughly mixed.

Using a large spoon, gradually stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop generous teaspoons of cookie dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between each one.

Bake in a preheated oven 7 to 9 minutes until cookies are puffy and light brown. Remove them from the oven, cool 1 minute, and transfer them to wire racks to cool.

Recipe makes 5 dozen 3-inch cookies.

Category: Cookies