This is a chocolate chip recipe that my mom has perfected. Because she has replaced some of the butter for butter flavored crisco they all stay the same size. She scoops them out with and ice cream scoop and leaves them in a ball, but you could try to flatten them, they should keep their shape. Just make sure to chill the cookie sheet and the dough.
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
2 sticks butter (1cup)-I use regular Land O' Lakes
1 cup butter flavor crisco
3/4 cup plus 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
4 large eggs
4 cups chocolate chips
2 cups nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. In another bowl beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough and cookie sheet. Drop by ice cream scoop onto cookie sheet. Bake for 13 minutes.