I absolutely love the taste of oatmeal, and for some reason I crave it often. I eat oatmeal for breakfast once or twice a week, but I often crave the taste in the form of cookies. If you mix oatmeal with chocolate, you will get a wonderful combination that everyone in your family will love.
These are the ingredients you will need:
- 1 c. shortening
- ¾ c. brown sugar, packed
- ¾ c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 c. rolled oats
- 2 c. chocolate chips
To make these cookies, you should begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Take a large bowl and mix together the shortening and both types of sugars. Add the eggs next and beat well.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add this to the first mixture and mix well.
Finally, add the oatmeal and chocolate chips and mix until it is well blended. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake for around 15 minutes. When they are done, transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Serve the cookies warm or room temperature with a big glass of milk.
These cookies are great to offer to kids when they get home from school, and they are also great to bring to various functions. If you need a lot of cookies for something, you can easily double this recipe to make a batch that is twice as big.