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In the July 21st newsletter Lois in Ky. was asking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I have two that are favorites at our house, so will copy both for her, and hope she will enjoy them as much as we do. Both of these cookies are excellent for shipping. I send them to my granddaughter at college, and they arrive in perfect shape.

Almost Home Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips

In bowl for an electric mixer, cream brown sugar, butter and shortening together well, using medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla and beat in well. Add dry ingredients and blend just until mixed, on low speed. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll in balls, or drop by heaping teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350ΒΊ for about 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to wire racks after about 2 minutes. Makes a large batch, but they never seem to last too long!
Judy (in Alaska)

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