Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best you’ve ever had!

2 cups shortening, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups granulated sugar, 4 eggs,1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon maple extract,
3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1 large package semi-sweet chocolate chips

6 cups oatmeal

Cream together Shortening, Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla, and Maple extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Combine the two mixtures. Add chocolate chips and nuts and combine well. Add 4 cups of oatmeal and stir to completely coat the oatmeal. Add the final two cups of oatmeal, one at a time, mixing well between.

Drop teaspoon sized cookies onto cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Makes about 12 dozen.

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