Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (more if desired) chocolate chips or plain M&M candies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream ingredients in order. Put 2/3 of the M&M's or chocolate chips in the dough and the rest on top of the cookies before baking. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden on top.

Yield: about 3 dozen

***COMMENT: These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever. You know the funny thing about it though...there's only one change from the recipe that you see on the back of the Nestle's bag...there's more brown sugar in them. These are best when you cook them JUST long enough...don't over cook them and they are SO good chewy.

***TIP: If your cookies turn out a little crunchier than you'd them in your cookie jar (or bag or whatever) with a piece of bread. Your cookies will pull the moisture out of the bread and become softer.

Recipe Source: Allison B (an old friend)

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