Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Rating:
 10 Ratings
Serves: 3-4 dozen
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 c shortening
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp hot water
12 oz pkg. chocolate chips**
1 tsp vanilla
2 c old fashioned oats

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Judy Garcia Recipe
Well Seasoned
Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Jan 2010
Judy's notes for this recipe:
These can be made using the original recipe with chocolate chips, or you may substitute raisins. Often I will make and then divide my basic dough in half, and then add chocolate chips to half, raisins to half.

The cookies in the picture were made using raisins, as my husband and son like them better than the chocolate chips.
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These oatmeal cookies are both delicious and satisfying. The use of chocolate chips is a great option for those who don't care for raisins... Of course, I like to add chocolate wherever I can!


**May substitute 1 to 1 1/2 c. raisins for chocolate chips.
Put all ingredients into large bowl. Mix well with hands.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet (I use silpat sheets on mine).
Bake at 400° about 6 minutes or until very lightly browned. Do not allow to brown very much.
Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

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user linda shockley linsho - Jun 23, 2010
I will make these soon we all love choclate chip cookies so these should be a real hit with my family,thanks.
user Geralyn Hoerauf archiemom - Aug 22, 2010
Very good. Might just be my oven, but I needed 7-1/2 minutes baking time. Still, chewy and moist with good flavor. I used milk chocolate chips.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Bea L. BeachChic - May 9, 2011
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Judy. I'll be making these at some point so I've saved your recipe. Thanks!
user Stephanie Weaver slw7833 - May 21, 2011
i used dark chocolate chips and they were excellent... and with the other half i used raisins, and added a half a teaspoon of cinnamon to that half of the dough... :)

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