Jo Ann’s Cowboy Cookies
- 3 c. shortening
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 3 c. sugar
- 3 c. brown sugar, packed
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 6 c. all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 t. baking powder
- 1 T. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 6 c. long-cooking oats, uncooked
- 2 12-oz. pkgs. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Adapted from gooseberrypatch.com
In a very large bowl, blend together shortening, eggs, sugars and vanilla; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Slowly stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Add oats and chocolate chips; mix evenly. Form into walnut-size balls; place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are lightly
Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 10 dozen.