Mix in order. That is all the recipe says. Some of these older recipes just assume you know a lot about baking. Instructions to follow.
Cream sugars, butter and lard together. Add eggs. Stir in soda, vanilla and salt. Now add the flour. You can either add the chopped nuts to the cookies or save them a sprinkle them on top when you bake them.
Roll the dough into several logs and wrap in waxed paper. Chill for several hours. Then slice and bake at 350 for 10 to 12 min.