1/2 cup unsalted butter/shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chunky chocolate pieces or chocolate chips. M&Ms are good too
1/4 cup pecan halves, salted, roasted (optional)
Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl, beat in vanilla, add flour and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips/chunks/candy/nuts/whatever.
If you're actually interested in baking them, the recipe says the dough balls should be quite large, about lemon-sized (!!!), bake at 300F for 45 minutes or until the cookies are nicely browned around the edges. You can substitute margarine for butter with no issues. Dough is perfectly safe to eat raw. It's also good in vanilla ice cream.