Growing up, we had a recipe that we always used for chocolate chip cookies. I inherited the box of recipes and kept a few of them. Of course this one is a prized possession. You can see how well it's been loved. It used to be white and I've had to tape it so that it doesn't fall apart more than it already is! Enjoy this family favorite of ours.
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened (butter makes the cookies crisper)
1/2 c. shortening (sometimes we just double the margarine and leave out the shortening)
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl cream margarine, shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In a bowl stir together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture till blended.