Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 4 dozen

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream shortening and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder together and add to batter. Add cocoa and milk to batter. Add oatmeal and nuts. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls to greased sheet. Cook at 350° F for about 7 minutes.

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