wha you'll need:
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans(if you want)
in a large mixing bowl, combine cream shortening, sugar, water and vanilla.
beat in eggs. combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat just until blended.
stir in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes; do not overbake.
cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
at 7:37 PM on Mar. 19, 2009