Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies

My sister made these fantastic cookies this weekend, make them for yourself and see what you think!

Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies

½ cup shortening
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats

Cream shortening and butter; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, beating until blended. Add pudding mix and vanilla; beat until blended. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in morsels, pecans and oats.

Shape dough into 1½-inch balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets, and press to 1-inch thickness. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

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