Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening, butter, and sugar, and beat until light, about 2 minutes.
Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat for another minute.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda and add to the creamed mixture. Mix until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop big heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing well apart. Bake 10 minutes until golden in colour, but still appearing moist. Cool 2 minutes on sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe from Gathering Around The Grill Cookbook