I've learned that cookies are very delicate, in order to bake the perfect cookies, you have to know your oven and be able to eye the dough for the right consistency. With every new house, I've made adjustments to my cookies recipes or baking times.
To be honest my chocolate chip cookies are pretty dang good- I get a lot of compliments on them. I had a few people email me after I posted the recipe saying the cookies didn't turn out. I think it's just a learning process.
These oatmeal cookies have thus far been fool-proof. It could be the hint I received from my sister-in-law to mix the baking soda with water...I don't know.
They are especially good with a mixture of white and milk chocolate chips, yum...so good.
*If you try them and they don't turn out, please let me know.
- 1 c. shortening
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 3/4 c. packed brown sugar + 1-2 Tbsp
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (if you don't like cinnamon, don't add)
- 1 tsp hot water mixed with 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
- Chocolate chips- as many as you can handle
Mix shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix. Mix in water and soda mixture. Mix in oats, then chocolate chips. Loosely roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 for 8-9 min, or until no longer shiny. Drop cookie sheet on counter to flatten cookies. Remove to cooling racks.