Ellen's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"A family recipe that's deliciously different by using shortening and butter to give it a rich texture and flavor. And the (optional) combination of nuts is delightful."
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20-25 m 12 servings yields about 40 cookies
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Beat butter, shortening and sugars together until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, salt and soda until combined then stir in chocolate chips (and optional nuts) by hand until mixed together. Use a #50 standard scooper to form into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.