Chocolate Chip Cookies
Always a favorite with children and adults alike!

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

• 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 egg

• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 - 6 oz. pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and granulated sugar, margarine and shortening and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and blend well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chip and nuts.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until a light golden brown. Do not overbake. Cool for one minute on baking sheet. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack until completely cool.