Here's a great cookie recipe that I've used in the past for cookie exchanges during the holidays. And if you don't have the opportunity to be involved in a cookie exchange, it's a good cookie to have on hand when holiday company stops by.
1/2 pound butter, 1-1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1~ 12 ounce package chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional), powdered sugar
Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and egg; beat well. In a smaller bowl mix together; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Combine with butter mixture and mix in vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips & walnuts. Chill for several hours. Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375* for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes approximately 6 dozen delicious cookies. NOTE: Dough can be frozen and brought to room temperature and baked when needed.