2/3 cup (1 1/2 sticks/6 oz/170 gm) butter or shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
Mix together throughly, the butter (or shortening, if using), both sugars, the egg, and the vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt and blend into butter mixture. Stir in the nuts (optional) and chocolate chips.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until delicately browned. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
Source: Betty Crocker's Cooky Book (1963 Edition)
Submitted By: Kristin Bredl
Date: May 17, 2004