June 5, 2010

THE Cookies

Everyone has the one cookie recipe that they love.  It's usually the cookies they grew up eating.  These are mine - as a youth, when I was bored, I made cookies.  

That holds true today, and now I have helpers that join in the fun.  I love whipping up a batch of fresh cookies and eating them warm until I'm half-sick from the deliciousness of it all.  These are best with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, but I was out of butterscotch chips when I made this batch.  I attribute the recipe to my mom, but I'm sure it came off of the back of a chocolate-chip bag long ago.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
¾ C shortening
½ C sugar
1 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla (the kind from Mexico is the best)
1/4 C water
3 C oatmeal
1 C flour
1 bag chocolate chips (optional: add butterscotch chips or M&Ms)

Mix ingredients in order listed. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet.

Bake 350° for approx 12min or until golden brown.

Here's the dough:
And here it is dropped out ready to go:
yummy cookies:


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

11 Fabulous Comments:

MMMM, the cookies sound delish and I love that little scoop.

I came here via Craft Envy. Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

yumm. thanks for sharing!

I made these tonight & they were awesome. I was definitely skeptical when I saw that water was an ingredient in the cookie. I used whole wheat flour in the recipe and it made me feel like they might actually be healthy for me :) When you say "1 bag choc chips"... is that 12 oz? I just forget because I buy in bulk.
Thanks for a new family favorite :)

Delicious looking cookies and I love Pampered Chef, too!

Thanks for the scoop tip. I bought a cheap one once and was not happy. Have you tried their garlic press? I had the same experience with that -- I'm off to buy the scoop. Your cookies sound delish, any favorite chips?

The cookies sound great! And the scoop sounds awesome!!

Popped over from Todays's Creative Blog...

Sounds and looks delicious! I'm always willing to try a new cookie recipe :)

Those look very delectable!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Oh boy- my husband is always asking me to make oatmeal raisin- I prefer chocolate chip - so I compromise & make him his with raisins & save a bit of dough out to mix in my chips & then I have my own little stash. :)

Just made these and can't stop eating them.

Mandy,
Trevor brought these to work today, they are awesome. Thank you.

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