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Made it Monday: Chocolate Chip Cookies (that are perfect every time)

"Made It"Carrie Lynn3 Comments
Last night as Scott and I settled in to our new apartment, Scott mentioned inviting people over for chocolate chip cookies and milk. It was such a sweet and simple idea. In a world of Pinterest, all the cookies I see are stuffed with this and that or elaborately decorated.

So I went into my (larger) kitchen and whipped up these bad boys who have never failed me. Seriously, I have made them at different elevations and they have turned out perfect every single time.

Dad's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup shortening (we use coconut oil instead)
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts 

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. 

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls unto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. 

Yields: 5 dozen

No one ended up coming over, but Georgie followed Scott's lead in dunking her cookies in milk.

I just love cookies.

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