C’mon! Who doesn’t like good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies?
This recipe also from the North Dakota cookbook.
1 C shortening or softened butter
3/4 C white sugar
3/4 C brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour
2 C quick cooking oats
1 C chopped nuts, if desired
12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
Blend sugars and shortening. Blend in eggs. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and hot water. Blend in flour, then oatmeal, then chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350°. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and flatten slightly. Bake for 12 minutes.
If you use butter, the cookies will be moister. Shortening will make them crisper.