Preheat oven to 350°. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the shortening and butter. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, COCOA and salt. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with the milk and VANILLA. Add to the dry ingredients along with the shortening/butter mixture and stir until well combined. It is best to do this by hand, not with a mixer. Stir in the oatmeal. Drop by the tablespoonful onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Cool on paper towels. Serve with milk and a smile!
Prep. time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 12-15 minutes per batch
Yield: 40 cookies
Servings 10; Serving Size 1 cup (335g); Calories 240; Calories from fat 90; Total fat 10g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 430mg; Carbohydrate 29g; Dietary Fiber 8g; Sugars 6g; Protein 9g.