Preheat oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the cottage cheese, chocolate chips and nuts. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Roll the dough into walnut sized balls then roll the balls in the powder sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.