This is something I came up with as a teenager (a LONG time ago lol). None of the oatmeal cookie recipes I tried gave me the result i wanted so I played around with them and came up with this one. The yield depends on how large you make the cookies, I used to make big ones so they would be chewier in the middle. Using shortening also makes them chewier. Sometimes I use half shortening and half butter. I also used to double this recipe because my family of four would GOBBLE them up. A double recipe might last for a few days at least lol.