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Jo Ann’s Cowboy Cookies


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  • 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


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Step 1

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.

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