This was posted by stellunasoleil in hip_domestics quite awhile back.
1/2 cup shortning
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flower
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (iffin' ya want.. I replaced this with 1 cup peanutbutter chips)
*Preheat oven to 374 degrees.
*Beat shortning and butter in a bowl for 30 secons on medium to high speed.
*Add the sugars, baking soda and salt; beat until combined.
*Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
*Beat in as much flower as humanly possible with your trusty mixer.
*Stir in remaning flour with a wooden spoon, if needed.
*Stir in chocolate and nuts.
*Eat a spoonful or two.. who doesn't love cookie dough?
*Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches (or so) apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
*Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are browned.
*Cool (not too much for gooy middles) and eat! (Preferably with a glass of cold milk)
Seriously.. these things are SO good!