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Ann’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother used to bake these cookies. I call this recipe my own, though, since I've made a few changes over the years.—Ann Petereson, Camano Island, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 9 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chips, coconut and walnuts if desired.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 132 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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