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clinton's cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Hillary Clinton's Cookies

Hillary Clinton's Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening non-hydrogenated works, or Crisco
  • 1/2 cup butter cut- up and kind of cold
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together shortening, butter, sugars and vanilla, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Add eggs, beat until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture and rolled oats until well blended, then stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonfuls on to greased (or parchment lined) baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Let the cookies cool on sheets on wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.