Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

These are my dad’s famous cookies…Matt, who doesn’t love sweets, really likes these! I like them because they aren’t crispy oatmeal cookies (which is my problem with most oatmeal cookie recipes).

I’m mixing them up today because we need something to “celebrate” Jack Henry’s throwing away of the pacifier, and I wasn’t in the mood for cupcakes (and their mess). I’m hoping he gets so distracted by the cookies that he won’t remember what’s going on.

Here’s the recipe!

1 cup shortening (I rarely use margarine, but margarine does make a softer cookie. I used butter this time b/c it’s all I had at home)
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 well-beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
Chocolate chips (however many you want!)

Cream together the shortening and sugars; add in eggs and vanilla and beat well. Sift dry ingredients (I sometimes do this); add to creamed mixture. Add oats and chocolate chips and mix well.

Two ways to do this: you can shape the dough into rolls, chill and slice into 1/4″ slices. OR, you can do what I do and just put dollops on a cookie sheet. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.

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