Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the first five ingredients.
  3. After creaming the first five ingredients add the last four and make sure everything is mixed together well.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls on to cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  5. For M&M cookies: Replace chocolate chips with M&M plain baking bits.

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