Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is a recipe that my mom is famous for!  She said that she got the recipe from her mom (my grandma).  I think it is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever tasted (and I have tasted a LOT of them!).  Give it a try.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

from Ruth Naylor

1 c butter flavored shortening

¾ c brown sugar

¾ c granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp warm water

(I have no idea why this is done, but I always do it – my daughter just puts the baking soda into the flour and she says it works fine. I am just an obedient child I guess! If the recipe says to do it – I do it!)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 ¾ c flour

2 c quick oats

1 bag milk chocolate chips

½ c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, cream sugars and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add soda/water mixture, vanilla and salt and mix well. Next , mix in the flour. Stir the oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts in by hand. Scoop cookie dough onto a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam and bake for 7-8 minutes. (These are best when they are not overcooked).


I Am Karen said...
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I Am Karen said...

I have this same recipe and love these cookies! I am very obedient to Grandmother Romney so I dissolve the baking soda in the water too. I am guessing it was done to keep "chunks" of baking soda out of the dough, and having the soda spread through the dough.

Melinda said...

These look great! We, too, have fewer people around to eat the cookies. I like to form all of the dough into cookies, freeze them on a cookie sheet, and then dump them into a ziplock freezer bag and keep them in the freezer. Then we an just pull out as many as we want to bake at a time.

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