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Grandma's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Baking is in my blood, my grandma and my mom are both fantastic bakers. Growing up we always had delicious cookies, brownies, cakes, and pies from scratch. My mom was always making these chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and I was always sneaking bites of the raw batter.


My husband has been begging me to make him these chocolate chip cookies for awhile now, so I did today. The only problem was that my mind was clearly already at the beach for the weekend, because I completely left out the granulated sugar! All along I was thinking that I was missing something and the dough consistency was a little off, but didn't figure it out until after I baked them. Oops. Despite this major slip up they actually still taste okay, they're just not as chewy. I definitely recommend doing it my grandma's way and including all of the ingredients, but if you are looking to cut some sugar I proved you can.  Keep reading for the recipe and have a Happy Fourth of July weekend!

1 cup shortening or margerine
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix shortening and sugars well. Add eggs and vanilla, mix. Mix in dry ingredients, then oatmeal, and chocolate chips last. Bake at 350 for approximately 7-10 minutes.

Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for the compliment Carrie!! You have become a much more adventurous cook than I, however, and I will definitely be trying out some of your recipes. (Tell James I'll be bringing some of these cookies to Lake Norman, sugar included though he will have to share them with Ryan!)

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom

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