Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my recipe that my mom has been making every since I can remember.

Preheat oven to 375

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 egg
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts~walnuts or pecans *optional

Cream together the shortening, sugar and brown sugar until lemon color.
Add the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate and nuts. Mix together thoroughly. Add chips and nuts. Mix until just blended.
Drop from heaping teaspoon onto a cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
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