Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

2/3 cup soft shortening (part butter)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate pieces

 

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Mix shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla thoroughly.  Mix flour, soda, and salt.  Blend in thoroughly.  Add nuts and chocolate pieces.  Drop 2 apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes.  Cool slightly, remove from sheet.

 

For bars, spread in 13 x 9.5 x 2 pan.  Bake 20 - 25 minutes