Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies


Recipe courtesy of Susan Ford, Publisher Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Makes 3 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crisp chocolate chip cookies 

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Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Cream together the butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and maple extracts and beat until light and fluffy.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and, with the mixer motor on low, gradually add to the creamed mixture.Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheets and bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until lightly browned.

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