Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yield: 3 dozen


1cup Crisco
3/4cup brown sugar
3/4cup granulated sugar
2-- eggs, one at a time, unbeaten
1teaspoon hot water (a must)
1 1/2cups plain flour
1teaspoon soda
1teaspoon salt
1cup chopped pecans
2cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2cups oatmeal (do not use quick cooking oats)
1teaspoon vanilla


  1. Blend first three ingredients until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and hot water. 
  2. Sift together flour, soda and salt. 
  3. Blend ingredients well.  Drop by half teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.  Do not overbake.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Brooks Shaw and Son’s The Old Country Store (Jackson, Tn., 1986).