Chocolate Chip+Walnut Cookies

I have made many cookies – but these are the fav around here, and I never seem to mess them up : ) This is a recipe shared to me by a friend…those are often the best kind – tried and true!


  • ⅔ cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups Gold Medal Flour
  • ½ tsp. soda
  • ⅓ cup chopped nuts
  • 1 pkg. (6oz.) semi-chocolate pieces (1 cup)


Heat oven to 375° (quick mod.). Mix shortening, sugars, egg, and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. (For a softer, rounder cooky, add ¼ cup more flour.) Stir dry ingredients together; blend in. Min in nuts and chocolate pieces. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls or dough about 2” apart on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 mins or until delicately browned. (Cookies should still be soft.)

Cool slightly before removing from the baking sheet.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen 2” cookies