Back in 1988, each female in my family received a hand-made cookbook of recipes that Grandma had made us throughout the years. These were recipes that she particularly loved and made often. While this meant a lot to me at the time, now that she is gone, this book means that much more to me. It's a way to connect with her once again. In fact, for her memorial service earlier this year, my Mom and I made food from the recipes in this book.
So, the other weekend when my bonus-mom, Peggy, was in town, we made a recipe from this book. Peggy knew this recipe well, almost by heart even, because it was the same recipe she makes all of the time. I am very disappointed to say, that I had never made these cookies. If I had known I had this fantastic recipe all of this time, I wouldn't have waited this long.
Grandma has this recipe titled Mrs. Field's Cookies - but just so that I don't get in trouble, I'm calling them chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal.
Here's what you need:
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups of Oats (we used old fashioned oatmeal - and first you grind this for a bit in a food processor - you want it not so much "oats" and a tad bit more like flour - but with some oats still visible)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
The recipe calls for 8 ounces of Hershey Bar grated, and 3 cups of chopped nuts, but we left both of these out.
Roll into balls or use your handy cookie scoop and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
This makes a ton of cookies - which is a good thing. They won't last long.
Here's the mix all mixed up.
And here's a plate of wonderful cookies. You have got to try these.
You won't be disappointed.