2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix altogether with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a mixer bowl, cream:
1/2 cup Crisco (no other brand!)
1/2 cup room temperature butter (no margarine!!!!)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
When all well incorporated, add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Add 2 cup dark chocolate bits (I use Guittard) and 1 cup mini chips.
Scoop onto parchment lined sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes – remove cookies before they look done. They will continue to bake a bit after you remove them from the oven.
NOTE: To be even more decadent, after cookies are cooled, melt some more of the dark chocolate bits (with a tsp of Crisco) and then dip the cookies in the chocolate