Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


We all know someone who is just darn good at everything they do right? This recipe comes from one of those types of people! She has many, MANY talents, and baking just happens to be one of them. This is my sister Callie's favorite chocolate chip recipe and she uses it all the time! You can substitute the chocolate chips for raisins, or white chocolate, or peanut butter. It is versatile, delicious and a crowd pleaser.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from Marilyn Smith

Makes appx 3 dozen cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup shortening (or use a combination of shortening/butter/margarine to make a cup.)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tb. milk
2 cups flour 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups quick oats (but I really like using's Honeyville Farm's 4-grain)
1 cup choc chips or raisins are really good too
optional 1 cup nuts
Beat shortening and sugars until creamy.  Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.  Mix well.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well.  Add to shortening mixture and mix well.  Stir in oatmeal and other additions (chips, raisins, nuts, etc). Use tablespoon sized balls and put 2 in apart.  Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 for 10-13 minutes.  Let stand after baking for at least 5 minutes before removing from trays. 



Chocolate Chip cookies are one of my favorites and oatmeal even better.
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