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Cindy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband and two sons try other chocolate chip cookies and tell me there's no comparison with mine. And my husband doesn't even like chocolate! These cookies are nice and crisp, but be sure to not overbake them. —Cindy Utter, Jacksonville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 11 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (dough will be sticky). Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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