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       Title: Roni’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour; unsifted
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Hot water
       1 c  Shortening; * see note
       7 oz Chocolate chips
     3/4 c  Brown sugar, packed
       2 c  Oats, rolled (raw)
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2    Eggs; * see note
       1 c  Chopped nuts; * see note
      Cream shortening and sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
   Dissolve soda in hot water and add.  Next, add flour and salt (sifted
   together), a little at a time. Up to this point, mixing can be done with an
   electric mixer. Now, mixing by hand, add oats, choc. chips, vanilla and
   (nuts, if desired). Mix well.   Shape into slightly flattened walnut sized
   balls with wet hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350
   degrees until browned. Remove to rack at once. Cooking time will be 10 - 12
   minutes for chewy and about 15 min for crunchy.
   COOKIES   A: 2 TBsp more shortening 4 TBsp Cocoa (added with flour) B: 2 sq
   melted chocolate add to sugar, shortening and egg mix.
      NOTES: * or butter/margarine ** or quick oats *** or egg substitute ****
   we use walnuts.  The astericks indicate substitutes my brother has worked
   out which reduce the fat and cholesterol. The changes do affect the taste
   though and I make them the way my Mom (Roni) developed them. Larry Luttropp