½ pound butter
1½ cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
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 ships and walnuts. Chill for several hours.
Form dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place each dough ball on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.
NOTE: dough can be frozen and brought to room temperature as needed.