Hillary Clinton's Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat flour mixture, a third at a time, into shortening mixture.
  5. Stir in the rolled oats and the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes the remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Yields: 3 dozen Cookies

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