Cold weather and baking just go together, don't you think?
Combine that with the upcoming holidays and I'm all in for baking some yummy cookies.
I've tried many recipes (even Mrs Field's), but none quite measure up. This is actually my mom's recipe - so I grew up having them often. Whenever I think of chocolate chip cookies my mouth waters for these. Because of the shortening, they are soft and chewy; and with the addition of raw oats, I can convince myself that they are good for me!
Enough already - here's the recipe...and did I mention they are so easy?
CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar Cream together
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg Add to creamed mixture
1T vanilla Blend together until smooth
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda Stir together in a small bowl
1/2 tsp salt Add to creamed mixture -blend
1 1/2 cup raw oatmeal Stir in
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
That's all there is to it - I hope you like them as much as I do.
Until next time