I spent YEARS finding this recipie, mine were always to cakey or crisp. Found this one on the back of the Crisco stick label and it is PERFECT, my DH wont eat any other cookie.
3/4 c crisco shortening (may use butter flavor stick if have)
1&1/4 cps firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1&3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (I like milk choc, he prerfers semi sweet)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1.Heat oven to 375
2. Combine Crisco, brown sugar, milk, vanilla in large bowel. Beat at med speed with elec mixer until well blended. Beat egg into creamed mix
3. Combine flour, salt, baking soda. Mix into creamed mix until just blended. Stir in choc chip and pecans.
4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart on ungreassed baking sheet, bake one sheet at at time at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes (11 minutes is actually perfect in my oven) for chewy cookies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 min on sheet. Remove to cooling grid and cool completely.
Makes about 3 doz cookies.