I was so excited to see Oatmeal Cookies as the Fantastic Bake Along recipe this month. I have been going through ‘Flour Withdrawal’ all summer because my oven broke – but now I have a new oven so I am back and ready to Bake Along!!
Every month I love to be part of the Fantastic Bake Along that Tracy at It’s a T-Sweet’s Day so generously hosts. This month is extra fantastic because Oatmeal Cookies are my husband’s favorite. Adding chocolate chips to the cookies makes them even better!! 😀
The recipe this month was from Kate at Life, Tea and Everything.
Grandma Thompson’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
6 oz chocolate chips
Important: Follow recipe closely as results depend greatly on order of addition of ingredients!
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Beat shortening, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Mix well. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add to flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten with fork dipped in cold water.
Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 7 dozen.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was very close to the recipe I usually use for Oatmeal Cookies. The only change I made was to add some raisins and I left out the nuts. The method of mixing the baking soda with boiling water is one that I use for baking brownies and chocolate cake but I had never used it for cookies. I will now because it really makes for a moist, plump and tender cookie!
Thanks for a Fantastic recipe Kate!! And hubby thanks you too! 😀
Please check out what everyone else baked too!
Here is the list of those who said they would joining in:
- Kate @ Life, Tea,and Everything
- Kathy@Sewing etc.
- Brenna @ Crochet539
- Tracy@It’s a T-Sweets
- Tami @Tanglewood Knots
- Tina @ Kristabella’s Hodgepodge
- This Miss Cooks
Thanks for reading!!