These are my very favorite cookies (right now). They are deliciously spiced, and just chewy enough. The perfect treat to go along with that cold glass of milk.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the shortening, sugars and eggs. Add vanilla. Combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add to creamed mixture. Mix in oatmeal. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes or so and then mix again.
Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 10-12 minutes. (They spread so I bake them 6 at a time on large cookie sheets). The edges will become golden brown but the middles will look underdone. Cool on pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on racks. Makes 2-3 dozen.