Below is a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from a Christian Light Education unit cited at the end of this post. The pictures are my own, taken from home. I was happy with the taste of the cookies and would definitely make them again.
- 2 c brown sugar
- 1 c margarine (or 1/2 c each of margarine and shortening)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp maple flavoring (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 c quick oats
- 12 oz (2 c) chocolate chips
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)
- sifted powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl
Cream brown sugar and shortening. Add eggs and continue beating until mixture is well mixed. Add maple and vanilla flavorings. Put flour, salt, baking powder, and soda into sifter. Sift about 1/3 of flour mixture into creamed mixture and beat until well blended. Add another 1/3 of mixture, beat well; then add final third and beat until mixture is blended. Clean sides of bowl often.
Fold in oatmeal, chocolate chips, and walnuts by hand. Roll in balls the size of a large walnut, roll in powdered sugar and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350º F (177º C) or until lightly browned. A cracked or crinkled appearance is normal. After baking, allow cookies to cool one or two minutes on baking sheets before removing to a rack. Makes 4 dozen.
- 1/2 c = 120 ml
- 1 c =225 ml
- 1 tsp = 5 ml
Christian Light Education. HOME EC LU 1 (Home Economics I LightUnit 1), Introduction to the Kitchen. Sunrise Edition. Christian Light Publications, Inc. Harrisonburg: VA, 2008.