2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder (sifted)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Set oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, water and vanilla.
Beat in the eggs.
Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture; beat just until blended.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-9 minutes (don’t overbake).
Dust with powdered sugar
Cool 2 minutes; remove to wire racks