Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally in the 1994 cookbook


2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cube margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts, optional


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a mixer bowl beat margarine and shortening on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add sugars and beat until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  6. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beating until well combined.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Drop from a teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until done.

Makes about 72 cookies.


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