Sunday, October 9, 2011

[Recipe Share Sunday] Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Very few things can put a smile on my face the way a full cookie jar can...

Yesterday morning the Husband was slaving away working from home, I thought it'd be wifely of me to bake some fresh cookies (and it's total win/win, right?).  So I decided to use this recipe a friend of mine sent me a few weeks back.  You can find it here on epicurious, but I'll post the way I did it.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening (butter flavored)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 3.4-ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Beat vegetable shortening and unsalted butter in large bowl until light. Gradually add white and brown sugars and beat mixture until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla pudding mix, vanilla extract, baking soda, water, ground cinnamon and salt and mix until well blended. Mix in oats, then flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by large rounded spoonfuls (about 3 tablespoons each) onto cookie sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies appear dry and tops are lightly cracked and soft when pressed, about 12 minutes (do not overbake). Cool cookies 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to racks and cool. (Store cookies in airtight container.)

ENJOY!  Happy Sunday Friends!


  1. Oh you are such a good wife! Those cookies look delicious.

  2. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is my absolute fave Yum!

  3. MMMM...those sound so good! I'm gonna ave to give those a try. Thanks for sharing!


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