Definitely a family favourite! Easy to halve or double. These freeze well. We've also shaped the dough into one or two large rolls, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then placed it in a freezer bag in the freezer. They can be sliced, and baked frozen as per instructions as needed.
1 cup hard margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour (enough to make a stiff dough that can be rolled into balls)
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream margarine and sugars together. Add eggs, then the rest of the ingredients as listed. Scoop dough into balls with an ice cream scoop or large spoon, and drop onto greased cookie sheets, a few inches apart. (12 on a 9 X 13" sized pan) Bake at 350*F for: 10-12 minutes for larger cookies, 8-10 minutes for smaller ones. Remove to cooling racks to cool.
Yield: 4 dozen large cookies.
Mini Rolo Cookies are awesome- substitute Mini Rolos for Chocolate Chips. For best results, bake cookies on cookie sheets lined with greased aluminum foil. When cookies are baked, slide foil off pan and allow cookies to cool completely before removing them from the foil.
Smarties or M&Ms work well in place of chocolate chips.
Easter Bunny Cookies- if you have an abundance of Easter chocolate, coarsely chop it and use it in place of chocolate chips.