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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Now that the holiday season is here I have been spending a lot of time in my kitchen making & baking a wide variety of Christmas cookies for my family. My adult daughter loves oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so a few days ago I baked a large batch of them just for her. These cookies are "chewy" and not the brick hard oatmeal cookies that some recipes make. I also like the addition of the ground cinnamon in this recipe which adds extra flavor.

This recipe requires approximately 12 minutes of prep time and each batch takes 10-12 minutes of baking time. The recipe will make approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk, divided
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Cut-in the vegetable shortening until mixture is well combined and crumbly. Stir in the light brown sugar, lightly beaten large eggs, vanilla extract and half of the milk until all ingredients are well-combined. In a separate large bowl combine together the remaining milk with the rolled oats (oatmeal). Let stand at room temperature for two minutes. Pour this mixture into the first bowl, stirring to combine everything together. Use a spoon and fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Drop cookie batter onto the baking sheet using a large tablespoon. Leave 3" apart between each cookie to allow for expansion during the baking process. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Place cooled cookies into an airtight container for storage.

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