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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, (This recipe is as old as I can remember. It's my mom's recipe from the 60's)
Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Author: Cynthia



  • Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl. (Truth be told? I haven't sifted for years...I don't even own a sifter any more...stirring is just fine.)
  • Mix shortening, (or butter**) eggs, vanilla and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add hot water and slowly add the flour mixture just until mixed.
  • Mix in oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips just until mixed.
  • Drop dough on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheets. Sometimes I make big cookies, sometimes I make small cookies...the cooking time will depend on how big you like them.
  • Bake at 375* for between 10 and 14 minutes (depending on the size of the cookie)