Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Makes about 72 cookies.


1 cup shortening
1 cup butter, softened
1  1/2 cups sugar
1  1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour, 14.5 ounces
2 teaspoons soda
1  1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups oats, 9.5 ounces
4 cups chocolate chips


  • 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • 3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • 4. In separate bowl, sift together flour, soda and cinnamon.
  • 5. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture.
  • 6. Stir in chocolate chips and oats.
  • 7. Form into balls on cookie sheets.
  • 8. Bake 13 minutes or until just turning brown on the bottom and around the edges.


Alternative: Add 3/4 teaspoon coconut flavoring with the vanilla and 1  1/2 cups shredded coconut with the chocolate chips.

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