John found this recipe in the Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook on page 137. We don't use shortening so we read that you can substitute butter for shortening. It called for ¼ cup shortening, just fyi.
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 cups (12oz) chocolate chips (we prefer milk chocolate)
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, soda and salt; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. We use a 1 tablespoon scoop from Pampered Chef.
Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets, remove to wire rack. Makes about 6½ dozen.