These are some awesome cookies. Kind of a souped up oatmeal cookie is a good description. They are great just as they are without nuts or anything. Thats my preference anyway. Ranger Cookies 2 C. shortening 2 C. brown sugar 2 C. white sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. salt 3 C. flour 6 C. oatmeal 1 C. nut meats (optional) Cream together your shortening, both sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Next, mix in the baking soda, salt, and flour. Then fold in your oats. Bake @ 350Â° for 10-12 minutes. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Can add coconut or raisins if you wish. This makes a large batch. Dough can be refridgerated and some baked as you need. Will keep for a week or two.