Yields 4 dozen
1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal (NOT INSTANT or QUICK OATS!!)
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the crisco, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Cream well.
In seperate bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, soda and salt and mix well.
Add to the creamed crisco mixture and blend well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop rounded tablespoons 3" apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes if you like them chewy, or 10-12 minutes if you like them crisp.