While we were together with the Grimms, several of the kids mentioned how they loved eating cookies at Aunt Maggie's home in Waconia, MN, when they visited from Savannah.
One of her granddaughter's shared this recipe with me and I took some time to try it out.
1 c shortening( she used lard but I stuck with Crisco)
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chip( I like semi sweet)
Mix shortening, sugars and vanilla well
Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate
Mix in flour that has been sifted with salt and soda( The next time I make this cookie I think I will use Self Rising Flour...the cookies seemed a bit salty to me.) Here in the South we pretty much use Self Rising Flour for everything. ( And I use White Lily...the best!)
Stir in Oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Most of these are going to son, Ben, who loves cookies.
If you like a chewier cookie, you can refrigerate the dough before baking the cookies. I did not refrigerate my dough as I like a thinner cookie.
Hope you enjoy these cookies from the Land of Lakes!! Aunt Maggie kept these in small bags in the fridge, ready to give out to any grands who might drop by!!