Ingredients & Directions

1 cup shortening
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups of Quaker Quick Oatmeal
1 12-oz pkg Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Start with the shortening, sugar, brown sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl.  Stir until creamy.  Add vanilla and water.
Add and combine flour, soda and salt; stir well.  Add oatmeal and stir.  Add chocolate chips last.  
Cookie dough should be moist. Make a loose ball with your fingers about 1½” across and put on cookie sheet (I prefer the airbake sheets).
Bake at 300ºF for about 15 minutes.  They will puff up in the middle but will flatten out when cooling. I like to bake them so they’re still soft when cooled.
They can dry out if baked too long.  The dough is my favorite part and is great with a glass of milk.  They are also great when put in the freezer.
Yield: 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe provided by John Wood, Square Pixels