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Cheap, Quick Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with shortening.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1/2 stick 8 tablespoons Butter Flavored Crisco (regular is okay)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (20 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (140 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oats quick cooking or old fashioned, not instant
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or semi-sweet


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in molasses, egg and vanilla.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until incorporated. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • Chill dough for 1 hour for thicker cookies, or bake immediately. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Form dough into 1 ½ inch balls and arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool on rack.