Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m skipping right past a recipe card for Mrs. Baumler anise cookies. Half of the directions are cut off, and the ingredient list doesn’t include anything that would provide an anise flavor. Mrs. Baumler, if you’re reading this and would like to share your full recipe, please comment on this post.

Anyway, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies seem like something for people who love oatmeal cookie texture but don’t like raisins. Poor souls. This one is attributed to Janet Boyd.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 TBS hot water
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
1 pkg chocolate chips
nutmeats (no quantity listed—add as your fondness for nuts demands)

To do:
Preheat oven to 350F. There are no other directions on the card, except to bake for 12 minutes. Why do the eggs need to be unbeaten? Won’t they need to be mixed in with everything else at some point? Or are there going to be a couple of cookies topped with baked eggs? That seems unlikely. Anyway, were I to try this I would mix all the wet ingredients and the sugar together. Then I’d mix all the dry ingredients except for the chocolate and nuts together. I’d then mix the wet and dry things together, mix in the chips and nuts, and drop by the spoonful on a greased cookie sheet.

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