Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

from my Mom...

Whenever I feel homesick for my mom (which happens more frequently now that I live on a different continent...)  I have an irresistible urge to eat her cooking.  One fare that always hits the spot are these cookies.  This formula has been perfected through trial and error and taught to all members of my family.  I know that both of my rowdy teenage brothers know this recipe by heart.  

1 cup Butter (softened)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 cups  Oatmeal (made into a powder in the blender)
2 cups of Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 bag of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar.  Fold in eggs and add vanilla.  Sift together dry ingredients and slowly add them to wet mixture.  Then add chocolate chips and form into golf ball sized balls on a baking sheet.  Put them in at 375 for 6-7 minutes.  Do not over-cook!  Even if they look a little soft, they will firm up as they cool, and then they will be soft and chewy for days.  If they last that long...
Makes about 2 dozen cookies


Judd & Leslie Zimmerman said...

I have eaten these very cookies made by the woman herself and I must say that they are the best! Ice skating always had its perks when it was with your family :O

Dawn Hallock said...

Do you measure the oatmeal before or after grinding?