I made the dough and tasted a little, and I have to say, it was tasty. I wrapped them up and stuck them in the freezer. The next day came and it was time to make these. Sliced up the dough and onto the cookie sheets they went. The smell that was coming from my oven was something I wasn't prepared for. It smelled so delicious I couldn't wait to try one - something that totally shocked me.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 56 cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- In a bowl stir together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla until combined. Add in flour and mix until combined. Add in oats and chocolate chips.
- Divide dough in half. Shape each half into an 8" long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Freeze for 8-24 hours or until firm enough to slice.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. Cut rolls into 1/4" slices and place 2" apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.