I am making these for a family party which tells you how good they are and how many I made. I have a carton, on my dining room table, filled with cookies. I also made a chocolate fudgy cookie and out of this world brownies. My husband got gluten free pecan cookies.
I am about to continue baking. Let's see what is next, This is a whole week of baking. You can find out why here. This is pure fun and you are going to be involved in the baking and if I remember to take photos, you can join in the fun.
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I happened to have some in the house and I used it, to get rid of it. I don't use shortening. Next time, I will use oil.)
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
3 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly grease baking sheets.
With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.