I think everyone loves homemade cookies. My family is no exception! Since my boys no longer live at home, I find I don’t bake as much as I did before. But on this rainy day, I was in the mood to bake so I hauled out the old favorite recipe!
I’ve had this recipe forever and I don’t remember the origin, but I remember it called for shortening and I substituted butter so it must be an old one. It is not as sweet as some other cookie recipes I’ve tried, so in my mind that makes it healthier, right?
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups uncooked rolled quick oats
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Sift flour with salt and baking soda. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugars together. (This is where my Kitchen Aid mixer is wonderful!) Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy and light. Stir in sifted dry ingredients and rolled oats. Mix well. Add chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop cookie batter by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. (12 cookies should fit nicely on one baking sheet.)
Bake for 8-10 minutes (depending on oven temperatures). Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Transfer to platter to cool completely then store in air tight container. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. Enjoy!