Saturday, December 6, 2008

Aunt Carolee's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Guest Chef Shauri Quinn

Golden brown on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside with gooey-melty chocolate chips and a little kick of salt. It's the ultimate answer to PMS: a little chocolate, a little salt. Everyone loves the classic chocolate chip cookie, but this one is over the moon, die and go to heaven delicious. Not to puffy, not too flat.

Truth be told, this cookie only recently entered my consciousness in the past couple of years. I made it once and it was so delicious that Lisa, my sister-in-law, insisted I make them on a weekly basis. Every time we got a craving, she told me that I had to make them because no one else could make them as good as I could. I totally bought it because I am a bit of an ego-maniac which she shamelessly targeted, but I just tasted them at her house recently and noted no difference whatsoever, so rest assured that if you give these babies a whirl they'll be equally delicious.

One important note - only bake them for 10 minutes and let them bake a bit on the pan out of the oven. This is something Lisa insisted up on and I eventually owned was a good decision (internally - never to her out loud). AND put the leftovers in the freezer and pull them out as you eat them with a 30 second zip in the microwave for a fresh just out of the oven taste.

1 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1 c shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c flour
1 1/2 c oatmeal
1 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together sugar, brown sugar and shortening. Add the next 7 ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 10 minutes.


Elizabeth Downie said...

I tried this recipe last week and it was a success! Thanks for sharing! :)

The Bentley Family said...

Ok these I am going to have to try. I have been looking for a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie recipe. I've tried a couple and they are crunchy and I don't love crunchy cookies. Thank you for this one. I am definately putting this on my must try list. Love your blog. Just found it through My Kitchen Cafe.