Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies
You're probably wondering why I'm not sharing a recipe for red velvet cake with you. Well, that's because we'll be eating it today, and I didn't want to cut into it before the meal. So instead I'm sharing my Grandma's recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They're not soft and chewy, but I prefer my chocolate chip cookies to be crunchy. The coconut adds a lot to the texture, so don't leave it out!

1 1/2 c (215g) flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c (78ml) shortening
1/3 c (78g) butter, room temp
1/2 c (100g) sugar
1/2 c (71g) brown sugar, packed
1 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c (118ml) nuts, chopped
1/2 c (118ml) coconut
1 c (236ml) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F (176C) and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until light. Add the egg and vanilla, then beat to combine. Add the dry ingredients in halves, then fold in the nuts, coconut and chocolate chips. Scoop onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 1/2" apart, and bake 12-15 minutes.

Let cool on pan for 3 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.