This cookie has always been one of the favorite chocolate cookies at every event.
Perfect for any holiday or celebration.
It’s chewy, chocolaty, and melts in your mouth.
You can do so many variations with this cookie.
I have rolled them in a ball and then nuts, or powdered sugar before baking.
I have topped them with walnuts, pecan, almonds, kisses, m&m’s, and sprinkles.
This is a recipe adapted from a community cookbook from 1984 when my daughter was in the Daisy’s.
1 cup butter, and 1/4 cup shortening (you can use all butter, but I like the texture this way)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, large
2 tsp vanilla paste (you can use a nut flavoring if you want- I have used almond and walnut extract)
2 cups flour
3/4 cup of special dark baking chocolate( I use Hershey’s)
1 tsp baking soda
optional: 1 cup chopped nuts, dark chocolate pieces, or wherever your imagination takes you.
Cream softened butter, shortening and sugar. Just until mixed.
Add eggs, and vanilla, beat
Combine all dry ingredients in separate bowl.
Then mix dry ingredient into wet ingredients.
If adding nuts or chocolates do it after everything is mixed together.
Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet, or roll into a ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes- they will look a little puffy and under cooked- but take them out anyway.
Let them cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before taking off sheet to cool the rest of the way on a rack.