Chocolate Chip Cookies 

In the book Everything I Never Told You at one point it talks about, how in the perfect American Household one will never see the bottom of a cookie jar or the perfect American Housewife will never run out of cookies.

So, this morning I made cookies, 4 dozen cookies.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt2 cups Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2 cups milk chocolate chips or 2 cups double chocolate chips
Sometimes I add 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup pecans

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375º F

Mix the flour with baking soda and salt, then set aside.

Mix cream butter and the shortening with the sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla, blend the dry mixture into creamed mixture ad in chocolate chips and nuts if you like.

Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 375º F for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

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