1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
1/2 c. molasses
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts


Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Mix and sift flour, baking soda and spices; add. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 375°. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.