Tuesday, June 07, 2005

C is for Cookie

This weekend the kids and I baked cookies. There is always an excuse for cookies. Cookies and milk. Cookies and a tall, frosty glass of milk, mmm be right back.


Anyway, we made cookies because the kids saw an activity advertised on the Disney Channel. We made a snack bag with an elephant on the front. The Muralist is into elephants in a big way. What better snack than cookies? (ok, carrot sticks, string cheese, raisins yeah, yeah) How about what funner snack than cookies? Here is a favorite in my house.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup raisins
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash cloves

Soak raisins in 1 1/4 cups hot water. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add egg. In seperate bowl, mix: flour, oats, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add to sugar mixture. While they combine, drain off raisins and add to cookie dough, then add chocolate chips. Scoop 1 ounce cookies onto cookie sheets lined with parchment. Bake at 350 degrees

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