Julie can verify...these are good cookies and what I plan to make.
1/2 pound butter (2 cubes) , 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional), 1 12 ounce package chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and egg; beat well. In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Combine with butter mixture and mix in vanilla. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Chill for several hours. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. NOTE: Dough can be frozen and brought to room temperature and baked as needed.