Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These cookies are from the kitchen of Dorothy Newton, a woman I never met, and the recipe was given me on a note card that looks older than I am. But, these are really good cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then add the shortening.
  3. Beat thoroughly until creamed.
  4. Add the sugars and vanilla, stirring until blended.
  5. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and blend.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  7. Drop tablespoons of batter onto cookie sheets and bake about 8 minutes.
  8. Cool on cookie racks.


Most Helpful

This is the recipe my mom has always's in her old Purity cookbook. Naturally it's the recipe I prefer, too. I much prefer shortening to marg/butter in a choc chip cookie. I like to bake mine a little less for a chewy cookie; Mom bakes hers a little longer for a crisp cookie. WE've always made them without nuts although I'm sure pecans would be delicious in them, too. Thanks for posting.

KristinB April 29, 2005

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