There are 100's of recipes for chocolate chip cookies. I got this recipe from one of my best friends and it has always been my 'go-to' recipe. I was thinking about making big cookies, kind of like what you would get at a deli where you buy just one cookie. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and pressed them down and they made some big cookies. I also made some normal-sized ones to take to work for New Employee Orientation today as well. The big cookies went to a 'nice home' as well.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1-2/3 cups shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12-oz. package chocolate chips
1-2 cups toasted chopped pecans (optional)
Beat shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. In another bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda together. Add to creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. (Or in this case 1/4 cup measure). Bake 11-15 minutes until light brown. Cool on baking rack.