CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES RECIPE
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 cups flour
2-1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (or 1/4 of each!)
1 cup coconut
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream sugar and shortening together until creamy – add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add oatmeal and coconut. Stir in the flour, soda, baking powder, nuts, and chips.
Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 12 minutes.
*** Because ovens vary, check on your cookies after 8 minutes. My oven lives in its own little world (like its mom, I guess). When I’m baking cookies, the first batch is NEVER through when my recipe or common sense tells me they should be. The cookies generally need about 2 minutes longer than the norm. However, after the first batch – and with each subsequent batch – they’re ready to come out about 3 minutes ahead of the norm. A lot of times, if goes to a fourth batch, it seems like I’m putting them in and taking them out in one motion. Once my oven gets going, it doesn’t play around!
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