Today when I went in to sneak some chocolate chips from the recent stash I got for Christmas I realized that the entire stash were milk chocolate. I was taken aback at first because we normally go for semi-sweet, but then I remembered a good milk chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe my old next door neighbor Amy used to make. They were pretty good. I haven't figured out the timing to keep them gooey and soft for as long as my regular ones, but they are still really good.
2/3 C butter or margarine, softened
2/3 C shortening
1 C sugar
1C packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 C flour
1 stap baking soda
1pckg milk chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, mix well. Combine flour salt and soda and add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes.
I don't know if it is my elevation or what but I had to cook them a bit longer, but then again maybe that is why they didn't stay soft? I dunno, but still very yum.