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Ingredients

1 cup soft butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1-3/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-3/4 cups bread flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup toffee bits or brickel bits

Instructions

Beat together butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt and add to butter mixture. Add chocolate chips, pecans and brickel bits. Roll into 2-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or just until they are a light golden brown. Let them cool on trays 10 minutes before trying to remove or they will fall apart.

Sue Bender, Silvis



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