Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Bake" What Your Grandma Gave Ya

If "C" is for "cookie" - why not bake the best?
Usually... that comes from your grandma.
These "double-chocolate chip oatmeal cookies" are a spin off my grandma's recipe.
Very yummy.

1 cup of shortening (Crisco)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 eggs
2-3 cups of oatmeal (Quick-cooking kind)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

First, combine shortening, white sugar, brown sugar. Mix well.

Next, mix in the 2 eggs until the batter turns a light color.

Add in the baking soda and vanilla. Mix.

Add the salt and flour. Mix well.

Add in 2-3 cups of oatmeal... depends how much you want in it.

Finally, add the chocolate chips!!! If you want to mix it up, you can substitute the semi-sweet chocolate chips for dried cranberries... and have a "white chocolate cranberry" cookie. It is fabulous.

This next part may sound weird, but trust me. Once the mixture is all ready - put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes... especially during the summertime. For some reason, it just makes the cookie dough a lot easier to work with.

Finally, put cookies onto UNGREASED cookie sheet... you can fit about 9 on 1 sheet.
Put in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes... until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.

You want the middle of the cookie a little mushy when it comes out - because once the cookie cools, it will be SOFT inside :)

Pour yourself a cup of milk, and ENJOY!

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