I brought home two of my students Thursday afternoon to make cookies with M and me. We had so much fun. I thought I'd share the recipe with you. This is my all time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe--add a little dash of cinnamon if you want to spice it up (no pun intended!).
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 c butter or margerine
1/2 c shortening
1 c firmily packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 c (12 oz) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 c chopped pecans
Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. stir in chocolate morsels and pecans. (I only add the pecans when I make these for H.)
Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto UNgreased baking sheets; flatten each cookie into a 3 1/2-in. circle, making sure flattened cookies are 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Yield: 2 dozen (I've NEVER gotten 24 cookies from this recipe--I usually get about 20, maybe 22 cookies)