Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I dig this. It packs a real one-two punch with the crispy outside and chewy middle. You may want to substitute real butter for the shortening. I didn't add the nuts to please everyone in the household, but I think I would love them in here:


• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 cup shortening
• 3/4 cup brown sugar
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
• 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
• 1 teaspoon vanilla


Sift flour with salt and soda. Cream shortening and sugars; beat in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted dry ingredients, chopped walnuts or pecans, rolled oats, and chocolate chips. Drop chocolate chip cookie batter by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake chocolate chip cookies in a preheated 350° oven for about 10 to 12 minutes; cool on racks. Makes about 8 dozen chocolate chip cookies.


The Meurers said...

Yummmmm! I'm getting hungry just thinking about these cookies. I have a similar oatmeal chocolate chip recipe that I love. Where did you find this one? In fact, it may be the same one...

Eat Your Vegetables said...

I found it on "about.com", it references a southern cooking mag.