Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
A friend of mine brought these cookies to a square dance several years ago and was nice enough to write out the recipe for me. I have no idea where she got it, but, I've made them for years and they are just so tasty.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon clove
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 cups flour
- Mix ALL ingredients together, thoroughly.
- I like to mix this in my Kitchen Aide Mixer.
- Drop by rounded Tbsp onto greased cookie sheets.
- These cookies rise as opposed to spreading out.
- Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven, 12-15 minutes.
- Remove to wire rack to cool.
Oatmeal and chocolate chips just go together naturally. I cut the recipe in half and still got a heap of cookies. These are so darn good they can stand alone as dessert!! Next time I'll add extra cinnamon though. Thanks Laudee C.
Laudee, you should have seen me...I read, 'I use my KitchenAid mixer for these' and I thought, 'Well, I always use my KitchenAid for cookies.' ...and I proceeded, never giving it it thought 'how very many cookies this recipe would make'...who looks at numbers anyway?! Obviously NOT ME! ...'cause I also 'auto-doubled' It was too late to back up by the time I realized what I was doing, so I kept going... I ended up having to mix in the last '7' cups of flour by hand (poured the cookie dough into my big stew kettle) and folding the chocolate chips in at the end. I thought I was baking cookies forevvvvvveeeeeerrrrr... These are really good. I agree with someone else that the flavor could be stronger. The house was filled with the smell of cinnamon, but they seem to only hint at having any cinnamon in them...we all love cinnamon! DH really liked them but asked why I shortchanged on the chocolate chips so much (yes, I doubled the chocolate chips too), so next time I will add at least twice as many chocolate chips, possibly more. In the instructions you had mentioned these rise as opposed to spreading out, so I was expecting a chewy cookie, but was not unpleasantly surprised when they turned out to be more of a cake-type cookie. They are very similar to a recipe I've been trying to find for years. The lady who use to make them has long since passed away and being an 'invincible teen' at the time, I never thought to ask her for the recipe. Texture-wise these are a perfect fit and the flavor is almost there. With a little tweeking I think I'll have it. Thank you for sharing these Laudee!!!
These are a really solidly good cookie. They smell wonderful coming out of the oven, but the taste is not as strong as the smell. I would make these again, but only after I had a chance to try all the other new recipes I have.