This recipe is very old. It comes from a cookbook that was created as a fund raiser. It is from the church I attended, in a small, wonderful community in Washington. I raised my kids here, a place where everyone knew everyone else. I hope that you enjoy it.
1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. quick oats
6 oz. chocolate chips (optional)
Heat oven to 350°.
With a mixer, beat the shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended. Add and beat in the eggs and vanilla until creamy. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and quick oats. If you add the chocolate chips, mix them in now.
Drop on greased cookie sheet and press with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Note: my cookies does not have any chocolate chips in them, but feel free to add chopped nuts, chopped dates, dried cranberries, raisins or any additional item that you enjoy. I also add about 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon.
This recipe makes about 3 dozen medium size cookies.
Great with a large glass of milk! Enjoy!