Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love this recipe! And the wheat flour and wheat germ make me feel that it is at least a little more healthy without giving up taste.

3 c. flour (I use 1 1/2 cup wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup white flour)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
3 1/2 c. oats
1/2 c. wheat germ (Optional. Add an extra 1/2 cup of oats if you don't use this.)
1 package chocolate chips

Make dry mixture of flour, salt and soda in a bowl and set aside. Beat shortening, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla together well. Add 4 eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add oats and wheat germ. Stir in 1 package chocolate chips. Drop batter onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool on sheets for 2 minutes before placing on wire rack.

Makes 7 dozen. That is a little too much for my family at one time. So I roll the extra cookie dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. I put the whole cookie sheet in the freezer for about 2 hours, until frozen through. Then I place the cookie dough balls into a gallon size Ziplock bag and store them in the freezer. When ready to use, put as many balls as desired onto greased cookie sheet, let thaw 30 minutes and cook as directed above (Let's be honest. Most the time I pop them in the oven frozen and they taste great.). A quick and easy treat...perfect to use for pazookies.

1 comment:

Kay Hinton said...

How did you know I was craving these this very night????