1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter-flavoured shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
4 1/4 cups flour
2 tbsps cornstarch
2 tsps baking soda
3 tbsps cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
mini M and M's (optional)
Cream together the first six ingredients.
In a separate bowl mix together the five dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet by thirds, incorporating well each addition.
Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans. The batter is thick.
Take 2 tbsps size balls of dough and lightly flatten on a parchment lined baking sheet. At this point you can press some M and M's on top, or even add more chocolate chips or pecans to make the tops look more perfect.
Bake in a 350F oven for 15 minutes
Makes 3 1/2 dozen perfect cookies.
Just the right size and not too cakey, not too crisp.