I have been tweaking this recipe for some time and my husband says that now it's perfect. So I thought I'd share my perfect cookie recipe LOL... Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 4- ounce stick of salted butter 7- ounces shortening 1- pound brown sugar 4- ounces white sugar 1/4- cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons vanilla 1 whole large egg 2 large egg yolks 1 pound + 4 ounces bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 8 ounces finely chopped pecans Preheat oven to 325° In a large mixer bowl, on medium speed, cream butter, shortening and sugars until very light and fluffy…about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the liquids one at a time and beat well after each. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients and stir well to distribute the ingredients. A little at a time, mix the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. When all the dry ingredients have been incorporated, add the nuts and chocolate chips; by this time your mixer bowl may be full so you may have to stir them in by hand. Using an ice cream scoop make dough balls, 2 ounces each and place 6 balls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Cool cookies on a cooling rack by sliding the parchment paper off the cookie sheet onto the rack. Store in airtight container. Makes 40 cookies.