Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies

By Ilena Di Toro
Recipe can be halved
2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

4 cups flour
4 cups blended oatmeal*
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
24 oz chocolate chips
1 8 oz chocolate bar (chopped)
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add chocolate chips, chocolate bar and nuts. Roll into balls** and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes approximately 100 cookies. 

* measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder
** wet hands with water or cooking oil to make dough balls smooth

Helpful hint:  Mix the dry ingredients first (i.e. flour, sugar) then add the eggs, butter and vanilla extract

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