Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oatmeal chip cookies

This recipe sounded so interesting, I gave it a try.  It has cinnamon and molasses in it....a combo you don't normally find in chocolate chip cookies. I couldn't stop eating them! The cinnamon and chocolate just kept calling my name. It called MANY times, I'm afraid. Chewy and delicious...I couldn't stop!

I didn't tell Brent they were different so when he bit into them he really didn't know what to think! He was expecting a regular chocolate chip cookie. After he got used to the unexpected flavors, I noticed them disappear quite fast!

Cinnamon Oatmeal Chip Cookies
{Susan Henry}

1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 c. quick oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. semi- sweet chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in molasses,egg, and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.. Stir in chips. Roll into 1 1/2 in. balls. {I flatten slightly} Place on greased cookie sheets 2 in. apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350. Cool 5 min. before removing from the pans to wire racks.


katerina said...

I can hear them calling my name as well. Even though I live thousands of kilometers away their voice reaches me here and I cannot resist, most definitely I cannot resist.

Design Wine and Dine said...

The second picture had me drooling yesterday and now again today! I may make these soon and when I do I will link back to your blog.

Do you think I could use butter instead of shortening or would you stick with the shortening? I have a ton of unsalted butter....??

laurie said...

Hi! I'm not sure about the butter. It may cause them to spread more...the flavor would be even better, though!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Might have try!!!!!!!!! Thanks!