I am running low on things to post for right now, so I am going to share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It is a combination of recipes. I just kept substituting ingredients until I came up with one I liked. Feel free to substitute ingredients as you see fit. The kids like M&M's instead of chocolate chips.
1 cup buttered flavor shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups ap flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 - 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
I generally mix the first 4 ingredients together and then add the dry ingredients. I add chocolate chips last.
Bake at 375 for 7 minutes. Take them out of the oven but leave them on the pan for 3 more minutes. If you choose to take the cookies off the pan immediately, they will be doughy. If you choose to bake them for 9 minutes, they will be crispier.
Just an idea of what to do with extra cookie dough over at bakerella.