Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies 3 Dozen

Preheat oven to 4000F.  Blend shortening, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs.  Dissolve soda in boiling water and mix with sugar mixture.  Add flour and oatmeal a little at a time until blended.  Drop spoonful’s on greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-12 minutes for chewy cookies; leave centre not quite done for crunchier cookies.  Cook until brown in middle.