Family Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 2 Ratings
Serves: Makes 3 dozen


1/2 c vegetable shortening
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar, lightly packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c broken nuts

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Cecelia Anderson Recipe
Lightly Salted
Cleveland, OH (pop. 396,815)
Member Since Aug 2011
Cecelia's notes for this recipe:
Years ago before my children were born, I found this recipe in a cookbook. It was so easy to follow, and always came out tasting so good. The key is not to overcook, so the cookies are chewy and soft.
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In a mixing bowl combine the shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla. Beat mixture till thoroughly combined. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture blending well.
Stir in chocolate pieces, and if desired nuts.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are lightly browned.
Cool cookies on a wire rack.

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user Bernice Mosteller candychristmas - May 1, 2012
These look so delicious. My grand children loves cookies. I call them cookies monsters! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
user Cecelia Anderson ceander - May 2, 2012
You are welcome Bernice. When I think of chocolate chip recipes this is the one I use. I really hope it turns out as well as it has for the past 31 years for me.

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