1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter and margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided use, you will need to make sure to sift your flour to remove any lumps of flour.
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda, sift to remove any lumps
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of milk chocolate chip pieces
1 cup of toffee pieces
You will need to preheat your oven to 375°F.
In a large mixing bowl you will cream the shortening and butter until well blended. Add 1 cup of sifted flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda and vanilla, and you will beat all ingredients until they are combined.
Stir in remaining 1 1/4 cups of sifted flour until just mixed. You will now fold in the chocolate chip cookies, and the toffee pieces. You will need to portion the cookies into about a heaping teaspoon size and space them 2-inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Make sure that all of the cookies you are spooning onto the sheet are similar in size to make sure that the cookies will cook at the same time. you will bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are a nice light golden brown color. When the cookies are ready you will remove them from the oven and cool on baking sheet for 1 to 2 minutes. You will then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. You can store any of the remaining or uneaten cookies in a plastic storage bag or container. I hope that you enjoy these cookies, they are very tasty!
Chef Shelley Pogue, a Cum Laude, Le Cordon Blue graduate and Executive Research and Development Chef, for Vertical Sales and Marketing, San Ramon, CA. Chef Pogue's website is http://www.chefshelleypogue.com