The go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.

       
 
The chocolate chip cookie recipe I grew up on and made at least twice a week since I was a little girl (because yes, I'm kind of Monica Geller). And if for whatever reason I wasn't in the baking mood that day, my Mom or one of my 3 sisters took the reins, ha! You can imagine this recipe makes me pretty nostalgic (Crisco and all), and I could go on and on about these, but, you came here for the recipe so, enjoy. And eat an extra spoonful of cookie dough for me.

2/3rd Cup Softened Butter
2/3rd Cup Shortening
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 and 3/4th Cup Flour
1 and 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
*Sea Salt for Sprinkling

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar in a stand mixer.
3. Add eggs until mixed, then vanilla. 
4. Combine sifted dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, and flour) and add to the bowl.
5. Stir in chocolate chips. (I like to store my chocolate chips in the freezer, instead of chilling any dough.)
6. Bake cookies until just golden brown, about 8-9 minutes. I always lean towards undercooking my cookies and letting them firm up on the pan for 5 minutes. (That way they keep longer and taste just as good the next day!) While cooling, I sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top for extra flavor, and then let cool completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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