Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. –Antoine de Saint Exupery

This is a recipe I got from my neighbor, Cherish.  She brought these cookies to church and it’s one of those chocolate chip recipes that are so good that you just have to get the recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oatmeal (instant)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugars together, then add eggs and vanilla.  Stir.  Sift together into mixture 2 cups flour, and the soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Stir.  Add dry oatmeal and chocolate chips and stir.  Texture will be very thick.  Place on cookie sheets.  Note: This recipe does NOT state whether or not the cookie sheet should be greased so I would lightly spray the sheet with Pam spray.  Cook only until very slightly brown (the cookies will still look doughy) for about 10 minutes or less.  Let cool.

Tips:  Make sure you use a whole cup of shortening, packed.  Be sure to under-cook them–don’t let them get very brown at all–so they fall apart when you take them off…until they cool.  This is what makes them so chewy and good.

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