Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mix together:


1 cup shortening

½ cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

½ tsp vanilla


Add 2 eggs. Beat.


Sift together, then add:


2 cups and 2 Tablespoons flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt


Stir in:

 1 --  12-ounce package chocolate chips

½ to 1 cup chopped nuts


Bake at 375 for 10 minutes


Variations: I like to use a blend of white, whole wheat, barley, oat, millet, buckwheat and other flours, though it has to be a majority of white wheat flour to work right.


The nuts can be walnuts or pecans. Or whatever.

The chips can be regular, mini, butterscotch or other kinds. Milk chocolate chips, however, are rather sweetish and bland.