WHAT YOU'LL NEED
¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup sugar
½ cup margarine or butter*, softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
1 ¾ cups all-purpuse flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped nuts or
sunflower seeds, optional
HOW YOU'LL MAKE IT
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Mix well. Stir in flour, soda and salt. Blend well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonful, two inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Makes approximately 48 cookies.
*My family prefers butter in this recipe!
DEBBIE GARDNER has been dabbling in the kitchen since she was about 10, and once she’s tried a recipe, loves to tinker with it to make it her own. She’s also the editor of Reminder Publishings Prime magazine.