This recipe is from The More With Less Cookbook and they are the best . Totally yummy. I like this cookbook quite well for the most part. Its aim is to make recipes more healthful as well as tasty, with an eye to being careful with our resources as reflected in the ‘more with less’ title. Not a bad idea in light of the current economy.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Cream together 1 cup shortening (may use half margarine, half lard) *I may try substituting more healthful coconut oil, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract Add: 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups chocolate chips (I like the dark chocolate chips) and 1 cup nuts if you like. I never add nuts because some family members object.
Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Makes 6-8 dozen cookies.