Kerry Olzenak Award Winning Recipe
1 cup butter-flavored shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon hot water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
12 oz package chocolate chips
2 cups oatmeal
Cream shortening and stir in sugar and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mix until smooth.
Add vanilla, hot water, soda, salt, flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Add oatmeal and stir well.
Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown.