This recipe, which was sent to me by my friend in Ohio, is excellent. The texture of these cookies is dense, tender in the middle, but crunchy around the edges.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening, regular or butter flavored
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unsifted whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups quick oats (not instant)
1 cup chopped dried cherries
1 cup chocolate chips
Beat shortening, butter and brown sugar together in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg, water, vanilla; beat well. Combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, dried cherries and chocolate chips.
Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool on wire rack.