So the other weekend when Tbug was over at the house, I woke up every morning wanting a cookie. I’m not really sure what my deal was, but by golly I wanted a cookie, and I wanted a cookie bad. Sunday morning when I woke up and told hubby, he asked why I hadn’t said anything prior to then? I dunno, I figured if we had them, I’d eat them :).
That morning we got out of bed, called his mom and asked if she’d come over and watch Tbug so we could run to town to get part of her Christmas present and then when we got home, Tbug made cookies.
Yes you read that right…
Don’t worry, I didn’t just completely turn her lose in the kitchen, I stood around and helped, I stayed one step ahead of her on the recipe, so if she got off I could have her go back and re-read it, I helped make sure ingredients were measured correctly, I took the cookies in and out of the oven & when she got tired of scooping them out, I helped there too. BUT, I’ll have you know, she did most all the work! Seriously. I gave her the recipe and the ingredients and she went to town. I have visual evidence too.
See, I told you.
We used my mother-in-law’s recipe. And while the recipe listed below isn’t the recipe that we used, this is one of my all time favorite cookie recipes.
I actually received one of those emails with this recipe. You know, the recipes where you verify it against snopes.com because it said that some lady wanted the recipe and had to pay $225 or something like that for the recipe. Snopes says the email is false, but the cookies, oh they are good alright!
You’ll notice it says it makes 112 cookies. Yes, it makes almost that. I think one time I got like 100 and another time it was like 119. It really depends on the size of your cookies. At my aunt’s house, she has 2 ovens so it makes it extremely easy and fast to make that many cookies, but the recipe can be halved. trust me, I’ve done it :).
One thing about it, everyone raves about these cookies & if you make the whole batch, you are set for your Christmas cookies. Just sayin 🙂
Makes 112 cookies. This recipe may be halved.
2 Cups butter
24 oz chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 cups sugar
1-8oz Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (optional)
Measure oatmeal and blend to a fine powder in blender or food processor.
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add chocolate chips, Hersey bar, and nuts. Roll into balls and place 2″ apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes @ 375 degrees.