Recipes and Cooking New England Chocolate Chip Cookies 4.0 (11) Add your rating & review Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! These stand out thanks to the shortening and walnuts. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 60 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup shortening ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces 1 cup chopped walnuts ¼ teaspoon salt Directions In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the sugars, soda, and salt. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 60. Tips Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or in freezer up to 1 month. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 106 Calories 7g Fat 12g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 106 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 26mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Protein 1g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.