This is one cookie that's sure to please! Take your catered party guests to taste town with these undeniably delicious Chocolatetown Cookies. Whip up soft and moist cookies, chock-full of HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (and chopped nuts if you please).
Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F). Lightly spray sheet pans with vegetable cooking spray. Place parchment paper on prepared sheet pans.
Mix together shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar in 20 qt. bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated. Blend together flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Gradually add to sugar mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and nuts, if desired. Using #16 scoop, drop dough on prepared sheet pans.
Bake 13 to 16 minutes* or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
Step 3: If using convection oven, rotate pans one-half turn (180°) after 7 minutes of baking.