adapted from Worldwide Ward Cookbook

You will need:

 1 C. Shortening
 1 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
 1 tsp. vanilla
 2 C. flour
 1 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
 2 C. oats
 (I used Old Fashioned, but quick will also work)
 1 C. nuts, chopped (optional)
 1 C. chocolate chips
 1/2 cup toasted Coconut (optional)


Cream the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Mix into batter. Stir in oats, nuts, coconut and chocolate chips. Spoon onto cookie sheet, placing about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.