Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe is from a cookbook made up of favorite recipes from a farming community in Saskatchewan. It is very much like the cookies you get at "Cookies by George". You could easily add nuts, raisins, etc. for different varieties.
- 1 lb margarine
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups oatmeal, ground fine in blender
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 5 cups chocolate chips
- Cream sugars and margarine.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Roll into golf ball size and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Flatten cookies with fork or bottom of glass.
- Bake at 375 deg. F for 8 - 10 minutes. Do not over bake.
I have no idea what "Cookies by George" are like, so I can't tell you if these are like them or not, but what I *can* tell you is that this is a very good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! I made 1/3 recipe and substituted butter for margarine, and used a bit more vanilla than was called for. I followed the usual cookie recipe method: creamed butter and sugars, added egg, mixed, then vanilla, mixed, then the ground oatmeal (measure first, then grind) and flour along with the baking powder and baking soda, mixed, then folded in the chocolate chunks. I used a 1 inch cookie scoop and got 36 cookies from the 1/3 recipe. The ideal baking time was just under 8 minutes - you really must be careful not to overbake these as they seem to lose some of their taste when baked crunchy. When the edges are *just* beginning to brown, hurry up and get them out! I allowed the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. A lovely cookie recipe!
This was the worst cookie I have ever tasted..My mother went to the store to get an ingredient and I was very excited to try this cookie by george cookie.