Heat oven to 375F. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method. For a softer rounded cookie, add 1/4 cup more flour. Stir dry ingredients together; blend in. Mix in nuts and chocolate pieces. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2 inch apart on un-greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookies should still be soft. Cool on cookie rack.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana