Saturday, January 6, 2007

CHOCOLATE CHIPS COOKIES


Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extrac
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate piece
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts (optional)
Instructions :
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces and, if desired, nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a a 375 degrees oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

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