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Serves 6 Dozen | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 12-15 minutes

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Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

Set aside

Cream together the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed

Add the eggs, one at a time

Beat well after each addition

Blend in the vanilla

Gradually stir in the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture

Blend well

Stir in the oats, chocolate pieces, and walnuts

Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets

Bake in a 350 F oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

Remove from the baking sheets

Cool on wire racks

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