Cookies & Squares
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups candy (any combination of chocolate chips, m&m's, nuts, etc)
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine sugar, shortening, water, eggs and vanilla.
Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
Add oats, flour, salt and baking soda.
Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
Stir in chocolate chips (and whatever other additions you added!)
Drop by 1/2 cup onto prepared cookie sheets.
Flatten dough out with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
This recipe is adapted from Cookies! A cookie lover's collection.