Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serving Size / Yield
- 1 1/2 C. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 C. vegetable shortening
- 1/3 C. butter, softened
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 1/2 C. brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 C. chopped almonds, optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
In another bowl, cream the shortening, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the wet and dry gradually, using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and combine.
At low speed, add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Form the dough into golf-ball sized spheres and place two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden-brown on the exterior and puffy in the middle. Remove the cookies from the heat and allow to rest on the baking sheet for an additional 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Serve after 5 minutes. Can be stored at room temperature in airtight containers or wrapped in plastic and frozen for up to a year.