Audrey's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Source: Everyday Home Cook

Audrey's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Shared by a dear family friend

First, bring all of your ingredients to room temperature, like butter and eggs.

2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (optional - wendy's addition)

Beat together shortening, butter, and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix in to butter/sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.