Always Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
15 mins
12 mins

This is a classic recipe, slightly adapted. It's especially perfect for high altitude cooking, as I live at 7,000 feet above sea level and it's hard to make cookies rise just right. Bake slightly longer for crispy cookies, slightly less for chewy.

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  1. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening, butter, and sugars together, then eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Slowly blend in dry ingredients, about a third of the total amount at a time.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by large tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between to allow cookies to spread.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 11-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies depending on size.