Chocolate Chip CookiesA rich, chewy chocolate chip cookie for all the cookie lovers in your family! Believe me, they won’t last long!

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until mixture is creamy.

2. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips, oats and chopped nuts; blend well.

3. Drop by teaspoonfuls spaced 1/2-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature. Makes 8 dozen cookies.

Emily

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