Friday, January 28, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are TO DIE FOR.  No matter how many basic cookie recipes I try, this is the one I keep coming back to.  It is just downright perfect.  The original recipe came from my husband's family cookbook (that I keep talking is a goldmine folks) and was shared by his mothers twin sister, Brenda.  I did change the recipe from shortening to butter.  I try to keep things more natural and I much prefer my family to be eating butter over shortening.  Shortening does make the cookies more fluffy, while using butter causes you to have a flatter cookie.  I have heard that it helps to refrigerate the cookie dough until it is nice and cold, but I haven't tried it because when I make cookies I want 'em NOW!    

This time, I used 1 c. chocolate chips and 1 c. m&m's for no other reason than I didn't have enough chocolate chips.  Use a combo of any chips you like, you can't go wrong!  

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. chocolate chips
2 c. quick oats

Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Add flour, soda, and salt and mix well.  Stir in chips and oatmeal.  Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350* until they are just barely turning brown on the edges, 6-7 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love family cookbooks too. These cookies look delicious!



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