These cookies were coveted... and as we all got older and moved away from home, Mom would send us a batch for our birthdays, usually in an ice cream pail. One year, she sent my brother a birthday card without cookies. He marked the card - "return to sender - no cookies" and dropped it back in the mail box. So, please don't tell my family I am sharing this well kept secret; I amy not get Christmas presents this year if you do.
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening (Mom used butter flavored)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well on medium speed
2 1/3 - 2/1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Sift together and add to creamed mixture
Add 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Bake on greased cookie sheet
350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I usually take them out at 12.
I apologize for not including pictures like my co-bloggers did in their recipe posts. The cookies didn't make it to the camera session.