Mrs. Clinton's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this out of my Family Circle magazine years ago. These really are good cookies.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease baking sheets.
  3. Combine flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
  5. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy.
  6. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats.
  7. Stir in chococlate chips.
  8. Drop batter by well-rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Most Helpful

I ground my oats (about 3 cups became 2 of an oat powder) but other wise made as written. Chewy and delicious. I made this for a friend who had a baby 3 weeks ago, I gave her a large plate full and I got a lovely thank you message telling me how wonderful they were. Such a great recipe, can't wait to try them again with white chocolate and nuts. ( I should mention I got just under 7 dozen - that is a lot of cookies!!) Thanks for posting!

cookingpompom October 16, 2013

These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had!

agent_attardo March 29, 2009

The best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever tried. I have been using it since the Mrs Bush - Mrs Clinton cookie war. I made them both and this one was the best, no question. I get 4 dozen normal, even smallish cookies. You would have to double to get the yield on the recipe of 7.5 dozen, or the cookies would be 1/2" big. I also use fewer chocolate chips with no problem, but mini chips to get them more dispersed in the coookie.

Kasha October 30, 2007