I start the blog with this recipe because this is probable the first thing I learned to make and one of my family's favorite. When family or friends gather, chances are good this will be there. This is the mother of all good cookies!
In a large mixing bowl add
1 C MARGARINE or butter (only if you're out of margarine)
1 C shorting
1 1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
Mix until smooth and fluffy, but not too long, scraping the sides of the bowl.
Add 4 eggs, one at a time
2 Tb vanilla
Mix well, then add
5 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
Mix well, scrape the sides of the bowl then fold in
2 to 3 cups of chocolate chips
drop by large Tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
A MUST - Cool cookies on an opened up brown paper bag. Not only is it recycling, but the brown paper bag absorbs the grease from the cookies, bringing the calorie count down, I'm sure. Most cookies are better when cooled on a brown paper bag. You will love it and the world will thank you!
Makes 4 to 9 dozen, depending on the size of the cookie.
You can exchange 3 cups of flour for 3 cups of oatmeal and 2 tsp of cinnamon and add raisins to the mix also. Whether you leave out the chocolate chips for the raisins is up to you.