Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bet all wives have at least one thing that their husband requests they make that is just like their mom made (or their grandma, or whoever).  The husband will sometimes even get a copy of the recipe so that all the wife has to do it make it.  But, for whatever reason it still doesn’t turn out just right.

These cookies are that recipe in my world.  Tim’s grandma made these cookie and so there is no other chocolate chip cookie that can stand up to them.  To Tim, they are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.  To me, oatmeal cookies have raisins in them, not chocolate.  But whatever, I’ll try to make them just as well.

And after each attempt (and fail), Tim says something like “did you mix them by hand or with the KitchenAid?  Grandma always mixed them by hand.”  Of course I used my mixer, its 2010!!  Or he’ll say, “did you remember the dash of cinnamon?”  Um, no that’s not written on the recipe card!  Or “did you use the right kind of oats?”  ???!!!  Frustrating!!

So, even though they never are just right for Tim, they are still pretty dang good!  They puff up in the oven, but flatten a lot as they cool, ending up a little crispy on the edges, and a little chewy in the center.  Very tasty even though they piss me off!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is exactly how the recipe reads:

1 cup shortening {I’ve used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup Crisco before and all butter without much difference}

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, unbeaten

1 tsp hot water after eggs {huh?}

1 tsp vanilla

1.5 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups oats

1 package chocolate chips

Mix into cookie dough.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until brown.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angie D
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 21:34:20

    HAHA. This post made me laugh. Everyone has one of these p-i-t-a recipes. Matthew’s grandmother made a chocholate cookie with white chocolate chunks. I have yet to duplicate it as well. The recipe calls for white chocolate that I have never, ever seen anywere. I’ve pretty much decided baking isn’t for me anyway.

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  2. Beth
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 22:26:28

    Isn’t it funny how picky they can be!

    Reply

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