i experimented with this one until i got it just right. they're barely crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. perfect!seriously.
i didn't take step-by-steps because really, it's easy. but here are a few tips: there is a lot of flour in these babies, and unless you're literally married to he-man, you will need a kitchenaid mixer to get the flour completely mixed in. you cannot do it by hand, i guarantee. since i don't have a kitchenaid, i have to do it by hand, so i reduce the flour a bit when i make these now. also, this recipe may not translate to other states and/or altitudes. you be the judge. also, don't disregard the pizza stone. it makes a difference in the final product, i swear.
cindy's perfect chocolate chip cookies
1/2 cup butter (NOT margarine)
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
cream sugars, butter & shortening, then beat in eggs and vanilla. stir in flour, soda, and salt, then fold in chips. bake on a pizza stone at 350* for about 12 minutes (depending on cookie size). cookies should barely be brown. it is important not to over bake them. leave on stone about one minute, then remove to cool on a flat surface.