1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, such as Crisco brand
1 tablespoon almond extract
3 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
The secret to this cookie is to add the first 4 ingredients and mix to a creamy texture, but not too creamy. Do not overmix.
Add the flour and chips and nuts and stir to combine.
Spoon on to cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes and lightly brown or until bottom is lightly brown.