1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 small box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix (tonight I used banana creme)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts (optional)
1. Mix together butter, shortening and sugars. Add pudding mix until blended. Add eggs and vanilla.
2. In separate bowl sift together flour and baking soda. Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients. (Add a little flour if you need to so that it pulls away from the kitchen aid bowl and isn't too sticky. Add chocolate chips and walnuts last.
3. I use a 2 tablespoon spoon to scoop dough and roll into balls and place onto ungreased pan. (Don't press down.)
(They should be starting to get a little golden around the bottom edges but not brown on top. Don't overcook.)