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Clinton’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 ˝ cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350ºF; grease baking sheets.

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda on waxed paper.

Beat together shortening, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Mix in chocolate chips.

Drop by well-rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden in colour.

Cool cookies on sheets on wire rack 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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