Preheat oven 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and both sugars. Add eggs and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking soda and gradually add to butter sugar mixture. Next, add vanilla and fold in crushed chips and nuts. Shape into small balls and place on ungreased sheet. Gently flatten cookie dough with a fork or bottom of a glass. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, then allow to cool on brown paper bags or paper towels.