Georgia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was given to me by my husband’s grandmother. She is no longer with us, but I think of her every time I make these cookies.

  • 2 1⁄4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2  cup shortening
  • 1⁄2  cup margarine (do not use butter!)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 14 oz. packages chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. Cream the shortening, margarine and sugars together until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla and blend thoroughly. Add in the sifted ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using. Drop teaspoon- sized cookies onto a baking sheet greased with margarine, then brush the tops of the cookies with melted margarine. Bake for approximately 12 min. Cookies should be flat and crunchy. Store in the freezer for maximum flavor potential.

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