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Cowboy Cookies #1

Author/Submitted by: Historical Davis United Methodist Church
Servings: 120
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  shortening
    --or part butter or margarine
1 1/2  cups  granulated sugar
1 1/2  cups  brown sugar, packed
3    eggs
3  cups  all-purpose flour
1 1/2  teaspoons  baking soda
3/4  teaspoon  salt
3/4  teaspoon  baking powder
3  cups  rolled oats
1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
12  ounces  chocolate chips, or butterscotch
1  cup  chopped nuts, or coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease cookie sheets. Mix the shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; mix well. Stir in the oats, then the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from pans to cool.

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