1/2 c. butter...real butter
1/2 c. shortening
Add 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar and mix again.
Then add 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs. Mix.
Then add 2 1/2 cups of flour sometimes more. 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt and mix again.
Try some of the dough...isn't it yummy?
Add 2 cups. semi sweet chocolate chips. Try more dough...delicious.
Scoop out onto a tray. Bake 400 degrees for 8 mins. At least that is how it works for our oven!
Enjoy. Pass out to all the neighborhood kids so you can make more in 4 days!
Addendum: For a festive cookie, try Adrienne Dial's trick. Chop Andes mints into 1/8th instead of chocolate chips. We used 54 pieces which equaled nearly 2 cups. Yummy!!