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Hillary Clinton's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Family Circle's Election Bake Off (Bill Clinton)
Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour, unsifted
1  teaspoon  salt
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1  cup  shortening, Crisco
1  cup  light brown sugar, firmly packed
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
2    eggs
2  cups  old-fashioned rolled oats, (not quick cooking)
12  ounces  semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease baking sheets. Combine flour, salt,and baking soda, and set aside. Beat together shortening, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are done. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 minutes before placing them on wire rack for further cooling.


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