1. Don't melt the butter!! I always thought you were supposed to
2. After making the dough just cook 1 or two to see how they turn out. My cookies have always fallen flat making them hard and crispy. The trick is to ADD MORE FLOUR if they fall. Keep trying it until it turns out right.
These were my first successful cookies in a long time:
Rachel Potts Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2/3 cup Crisco (Shortening) DO NOT MELT
2/3 cup butter (or margarine) DO NOT MELT
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla
3 1/4 cup flour ( I think I ended up using a total of 4 cups of flour but test for yourself)
1 package chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together in mixer. spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 10 minutes. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.