Among other things, Jordin included in her first newsletter her favorite recipe of chocolate chip cookies. It was the best I ever tried (see picture below), thanks, Jordin!
And here's the fabulous recipe:
2\3 c. shortening
1\2 c. sugar
1\2 c. brown sugar 1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 1\2 c. all-purpose flour
1\2 t. baking soda
1\2 t. salt
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping/leveling/pouring. Blend dry ingredients; stir in chocolate chips. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 2 " apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool before removing from baking sheet. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.
Note: I didn't have brown sugar, so I just used 1 cup of sugar, they were still excellent. I wasn't sure about the chocolate chips either (how much I should use exactly), so I put in as much as I thought would be good - and it was good.