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Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers

Yield: 6 dozen cookies

! Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 ea eggs
2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups quick oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

! Procedures

# Cream shortening and sugars thoroughly

# Add eggs and beat well

# Sift together flour, salt, and soda

# Add to creamed mixture, mixing well

# Stir in oats, nuts, and chocolate chips

# Chill

# Take a small bowl and put some sugar in it -- maybe about 1/3 cup

# Shape dough into 1 inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet

# Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in the sugar

# Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes


* For the nuts, pecans can also be used.

* The sugar put into the small bowl to put on top of the cookies is not included in the amount in the ingredients list.

* We often skip the "Chill" step.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, October 1966

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