Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 mins

Simple chocolate and oatmeal make these disappear in our house quickly. The recipe has been in my file on a piece of paper for many years, so not sure where it came from, but probably one of my mom's old cookbooks. *For a fudgy, softer cookie, use 1 stick margarine in place of shortening.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla and melted chocolate.
  3. Add flour mixture, blending well.
  4. Add rolled oats.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet and press down with fork lightly.
  6. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly and remove from baking sheet.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are excellent! My roommate and I made them just a few minutes ago. We added about 1/8 cup of coffee to the mix. Yum!

5 5

My 15 year old daughter baked these today, and we think they're fabulous! Fudgy, chewy, and not overly sweet. Such a good cookie! She used 1 stick of butter instead of shortening. Thanks for sharing this...we love it!