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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday Recipe - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is from my trusty old church cookbook. At least the original version is. I've changed things up a bit. They call it Mrs. Fields' Chocolate Chip Cookies. The story is that someone wrote to Mrs. Fields and asked for her recipe. She sent it along with a bill for $10,000. So the woman shared the recipe with everyone, figuring if she was going to pay that much for it, she was going to make sure everyone got their money's worth. The story probably isn't true, but this is still a very tasty version of chocolate chip cookies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. white all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
2 1/2 c. oatmeal, instant or quick-cooking are best for this recipe
2 c. chocolate chips

Cream butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add salt, baking powder, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until very creamy. Stir in flours, oatmeal, and chocolate chips. Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes, until barely browned on the edges. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.