Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups oatmeal (Quaker Quick Oats)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 6-ounce package chocolate chips (Optional)
  • 2/3 cup raisins (Optional)

Instructions:

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted dry ingredients, eggs, water and vanilla; mix well. Stir in oatmeal and pecans. Fold in chocolate chips and/or raisins (Optional).

Drop on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned.