Ok, this doesn't exactly fit into the healthy, maintenance diet type recipe I've been posting on this blog, but, I had to make some cookies to take to a funeral luncheon today so..I decided I would share. Just consider this a little 'food torture' moment. LOL (No, I didn't cheat and eat any) These Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite of all chocolate chip cookie recipes I have tried. I love the oatmeal in them.. makes me feel like they are the tiniest bit healthy I guess. They are also part of my cooking heritage. Aunt Ethel, my father's only sibling, shared this recipe with me when we visited them in 1975. She was a fantastic cook, just like her mom, my Grandma Ellis. I have been making these since Kelli was a baby so they've been in the family for awhile now.
Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening (I use butter)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
12 ounces chocolate chips
2 cups oatmeal
-Cream together sugars and shortening. Beat in eggs.
-Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Mix well.
-Stir in chocolate chips and oatmeal.
-Drop by rounded teaspoons on ungreased baking sheet.
-Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
-Cool on wire racks and enjoy with a big glass of cold milk or some ice cream.