in-law cookies

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 small package vanilla pudding (1/4 cup of it)
2 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar, then eggs. Add vanilla and pudding mix. Then combine dry ingredients, chocolate and nuts. Bake for 9-10 minutes at 350. These cookies are moist, soft, and have a subtle vanilla flavor. The recipe is created from my Father-in-law, Randy, hence the name "in-law cookies"