Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yield 3 dozen

A delicious blend of chocolate and oatmeal make up this perfect cookie.


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




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