Over the Top Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

The over the top oatmeal cookie recipe mixes together a combination of flavors; including oats, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, toffee bits, and chopped walnuts!


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup English toffee bits

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars together with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed.
Step 4: Beat in the egg, water, and vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.
Step 6: Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Step 7: Drop by tablespoons 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 8: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to a cooling surface.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.