The basis of this recipe came from my boyfriend's mother's secret, "blue-ribbon-winning chocolate-chip cookie recipe" more than 20 years ago. The secret recipe happens to be nearly identical to the one in my Good Housekeeping cookbook :) I added the peanut butter and oatmeal for variety and changed the shortening from Crisco to butter. It usually takes about an hour to turn out a batch of cookies. I just split the time evenly between prep and bake since cookies require babysitting. The nutrition information appears to be for the entire batch. I usually get about five dozen small (--2") cookies from this recipe.