1 1/2 cups shortening
--or part butter or margarine 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces chocolate chips -- or butterscotch
1 cup chopped nuts -- or coconut
Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease cookie sheets. Mix the shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; mix well. Stir in the oats, then the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from pans to cool.
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