These are crispy, not chewy. If you like a more chewy cookie, look under my Cookies & Bars category.
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup white Crisco shortening (NOT butter-flavored)
1 stick of margarine (NOT butter)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips – or any flavor.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and get out at least 2 cookies sheets – don’t grease them. Then set out the margarine and eggs for at least 20 minutes while your oven preheats.
With a a mixer beat together the sugar, Crisco and margarine until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, whisk or sift the dry ingredients and add to the creamy mixture. Blend this well. With a wooden spoon, stir in the chips.
With your hands (have the kids help) grab little walnut-sized globs of dough and make little balls. This dough’s going to spread alot, so place only about 6 at a time on each ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light goldenish colored – about 15 minutes. Let sit on the pan for 1 minute then remove them to a cooling rack.