Mrs. Williams' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
20 mins
12 mins

This was a recipe I requested from Mrs. Williams almost 50 years ago after her husband brought them into work. It was and still remains the best chocolate chip cookie I've ever had. My DDs (and now my DGDs) made this in their teens and now for their families. A real favorite that has become a family tradition. The batter is a bit stiff to mix, but worth the effort and then some.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and vanilla; beat in eggs and water.
  3. Sift dry ingredients.
  4. Add to creamed mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips, oats and nuts.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.