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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, by , is from The Becker-Bird Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Candace Saxman
Added: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cubes unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp soda
1 TBS hot water
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (if desired)
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Directions:
In a large saucepan melt 1 cup (2 cubes) unsalted butter. Stir in 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 3 cups oatmeal and one cup regular flour. Dissolve 3/4 teaspoon baking soda with 1 tablespoon hot water in a small cup. Add to oatmeal mixture. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Next add 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pack mixture into a well greased loaf pan and refrigerate overnight.

Place loaf pan in warm water to loosen cookie dough for 10-20 seconds.Slice dough block in half lengthwise. Slice dough in 3/8 inch slices and place on greased cookie sheets approximately one inch apart. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour or until firm when touched and golden.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 mins. plus overnite and baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Auntie Candy won 2nd place with these cookies when she was 7 years old. She won a blue ribbon in the Sonoma County Fair in 1981 with the cookies (adding walnuts that had been sugared/spiced). These are Brian Saxman's favorites...and Joe and Nancy remember them a "crunchy and good!"

 

 

 

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