Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1⁄2cups all-purpose flour 1teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2teaspoon salt 1⁄2cup real butter, at room temperature 1⁄2cup shortening 1 1⁄2cups firmly packed brown sugar 2teaspoons vanilla 2large eggs 1(12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips 1cup chopped nuts (optional) Directions Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat butter and shortening until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat with…

Snickerdoodles

THE BEST SNICKERDOODLES The snickerdoodles are as close to the Mrs. Field’s recipe (my personal gold standard) that I’ve been able to replicate at home. Slightly chewy around the edges with soft, pillowy centers. I underbake by a minute or two to ensure the centers are extra soft. Underbaking helps the cookies stay softer and…