Sue wrote that she has been baking this recipe for 44 years since her new husband John had requested oatmeal cookies. She got the recipe off of an oatmeal box and has not messed with it's success, as it is her husbands favorite cookie.
My husband too loves oatmeal cookies and he loved my oatmeal cookies, until I made these! Crisp yet tender, no cinnamon or spices. Use the best vanilla in these because it shines. You can use raisins or chocolate chips but I went with chocolate chunks. They are fantastic.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ingredient List:
1 C. Shortening (I use Crisco)
1/2 C. soft butter
1 C. sugar
2 C. brown sugar (I used light brown)
2 large eggs
1/2 C. water
2 t. real vanilla
2 C. flour ( I use King Arthur)
1 t. soda
1 1/2 t. salt
6 C. oats (I used Quick Oats)
12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chunks, or 2 C. raisins, or a cup of nuts and a cup of raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the shortening, butter,sugar, brown sugar, eggs, water, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Mix together the flour, soda, and salt and beat it into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats by hand or using a large mixer. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
Note, the cookies can also be formed and frozen and baked at a later time.