Katie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes 24

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes per batch

Cost: $3.60

butter: .55, shortening: .10, sugar: .15, brown sugar: .35, eggs: .20, flour: .45, chocolate chips: 1.80

1/2 C (1 stick butter), just barely softened

1/2 C shortening

1 C white sugar

1 C brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

3 C flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. 

Combine butter and shortening. I like to mix mine with a spoon, but a mixer will work too. Add sugars and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Add dry ingredients and mix into wetter ingredients until all in combined. Add chocolate chips and mix. If you have the time, let your cookies rest for 15 minutes or so. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to brown (Note: The edges and perhaps a rouge spot on the top of some of the cookies should be just barely beginning to brown. Learning when to take these cookies out is half the batter. Remember they'll continue to cook after you take them out, so don't wait too long to take them out.) 

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