Monday, September 13, 2010

A Lazy Afternoon...

I took advantage of a recent lazy Sunday afternoon to do something a bit domestic...Coco was more than thrilled as my domestic occurrences are few and far between since the entrance into our world of our precious little one.  While Coco was relaxing and Parker and Lucy were napping I dusted off my KitchenAid mixer and had a little therapy session.  It is amazing how the simplest things can make you feel "familiar" again.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Crisco
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
6 oz. chocolate chips*

Mix sugars and Crisco.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes.

* I use twice as many chocolate chips than the recipe calls for (everyone needs more chocolate, right?).
**To make oatmeal raisin cookies (actually pictured above), I substitute 1-2 cups of raisins for the chocolate chips.  I also add cinnamon and nutmeg to taste to the mixture before I add the oatmeal and raisins.

These babies didn't last long around our house.  Sissy gave me this recipe years ago and I have adapted it to make Coco's favorite Oatmeal Raisin cookies.  I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

Monogramchick said...

These really are the best cookies ever! Made some yesterday :)