Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 eggs
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.


  1. I SO wish those cookies were in my house right now :).

  2. Your cookies look delicious. Nothing says home better that warm chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. YUM! I am always looking for a good chocolate chip recipe (love how there is oatmeal in it too!).

  4. Your cookies look really good and so do those rolls in your header. I am a sucker for yeast rolls. Thank you for linking up to potluck sunday. I hope you come back everyweek. I am now following "What Cookin"

  5. Your rolls look delicious.Will you put the recipe on your blog?