|Source: Lenere Shrieves (1980)|
|Prep time: 20 minutes||Cooking time: 8 minutes||Total time: 28 minutes|
Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla together until creamy with an electric mixer. Sift together flour, salt and soda. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats and then chocolate chips. Can add 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350° oven for about 8 minutes.