Our Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Yields:
about 60 cookies
Prep:
25 mins
Cook:
8 mins 375°F
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Our Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
1
12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
1 1/2
cups chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts (filberts) (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces and, if desired, nuts.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 60 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Bake and cool cookies completely. In an airtight or freezer container, arrange cookies in a single layer; cover with a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat layers, leaving enough air space to close container easily. Seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

(Our Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 93 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 29 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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