From the Kitchens of Nana Colligan, Sean, Libby & Stephen Murphy


˝ cup shortening (Crisco)

˝ cup brown sugar

˝ cup white sugar

1 beaten egg

1 tablespoon water

˝ teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup of sifted flour

˝ teaspoon salt

˝ teaspoon baking soda

1˝ cups Quaker oats

1 six ounce package of chocolate chips


Mix all together and find and old woman with arthritis to stir until it gets too painful to stir any more. Drop ˝ teaspoon amounts onto a cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350°. There is some debate as to Quaker Quick Oats or the old fashioned "You have to cook 'em" kind. Hey they’re Nana Cookies! Use the raw oats like she did.