Sunday, March 18, 2007

Milk's Best Friend (No, Not Cheese)

During my summer of unemployment, I kept myself in movie money by selling cookies to friends and acquaintances. The peanut butter cookies were my biggest seller (the bartenders at a local watering hole had a standing order for three dozen every Friday), but I preferred to make Grandma Light's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, my first favorite food, and the first thing I learned how to bake.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups (one 12-ounce package) chocolate chips
1/2 - 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350° F. Sift together flower, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together shortening, butter, and sugars. Beat in eggs, water, and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and drop scant two-tablespoon balls of dough onto the sheets. Bake each batch 10-12 minutes, and cool on wire racks. Makes approximately 60 cookies.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

yum! how 'bout that peanut butter cookie recipe one of these weeks?