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Chocolate-Chip Supreme Cookies

Yield 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats

How to Make It

  1. Beat shortening and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, beating until blended. Add pudding mix and vanilla; beat until blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in morsels, pecans, and oats.

  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets, and press to 1-inch thickness.

  4. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.