This recipe comes from my mom. She’s had it since forever and EVERYBODY loves them. I like to add chocolate chips to them but honestly, you could add anything. Raisins, Craisins, nuts, shredded coconut.. the list really goes on! Hope you enjoy this recipe and thanks mom!
1 c. shortening (I use Crisco)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c. rolled oats
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a stand mixer (or bowl with a hand mixer), cream together the shortening and sugars. Add in one egg at a time and the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, sift your flour, baking soda, and salt together.
4. Slowly incorporate you dry ingredients with your wet ingredients and be sure the scrape the sides of your bowls!
5. One you finish pouring in your dry ingredients, add in your oats a half cup at a time.
6. When the oats are fully incorporated, add in your chocolate chips and mix in with a wooden spoon. If you like your cookies more chocolatey, add in more than a cup! If you want to add nuts, you can do a cup or chopped pecans or walnuts.
7. I use the 2 spoon method to put the cookie dough on my cookie sheets but you can use a cookie scooper if you have one. I personally like the 2 spoon method because these are meant to look a little rough around the edges- they’re oatmeal cookies!
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden. The smaller your scoop of dough is the crunchier your cookies turn out. If you want to make fatter cookies, you may need to bake them a tad bit longer. It just depends on how you like your cookies! I hope y’all enjoy this recipe that reminds me of Christmas, home, and my mom!