Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Growing up this was my mom's go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies, when I tried making them years ago they always turned out flat and just didn't have the perfect flavor I was looking for. Well, after testing out dozens of chocolate chip recipes over the years I've found that this really is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! Especially once I tweaked it slightly, a little baking powder and less shortening made it a keeper in my book. I hope you enjoy it too!

1 cup butter

1/3 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

 3 cups flour

1-2 cups mini chocolate chips

3/4-1 cup mini m&m's

**if you use unsalted butter you'll want to toss a dash of salt into the recipe, no more than 1 tsp. If you don't have any m&m's you can use a bag of chocolate chips, I like to use half a bag of mini m&m's and half a bag of chocolate chips, if you like a lot of chocolate use a bag of chocolate chips and some m&m's.**

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the butter, shortening and sugars, add in the eggs and vanilla till well mixed, then add in the flour, soda, powder and chocolate. The recipe says that you can add an extra 1/2 cup of flour for a softer, rounder cookie, I always use my small pampered chef scoop, all my cookies turn out pretty much rounded without adding the extra flour. Just wanted to add it though in case someone does prefer it with the extra flour! Bake for 8-10 minutes (i normally bake for 8 so that they're nice and soft).

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