I told him next time I made them I wouldn't forget to put it in. I later told him something about oatmeal and cookies and he said he didn't like oatmeal cookies, hates them, as a matter of fact. I then explained to him that the ingredient missing in my last batch of chocolate chip cookies that he likes so well and has eaten for years is oatmeal. He informed me he wouldn't be eating them any more. ::: huh? ::: ROFLOL Some people... LOL He'll eat them, he'll forget the missing ingredient was oatmeal and be happy about getting chocolate chip cookies, again. LOL Gotta love hubbies.
Oatmeal Cookies pg. 215 in The Spice Cookbook
1 C (2 sticks) soft butter 2/3 C shortening
2 tsp soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 C sugar 2 1/3 C light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 C quick-cooking oatmeal 1 C chopped nuts
1 1/2 C seedless raisins (this is where I put the chocolate chips in instead of raisins)
4 C sifted all-purpose flour
Blend together the first 8 ingredients. Gradually mix in white and brown sugars. Beat in eggs, one at a time. (it does make a difference, I don't know why). Stir in next 3 ingredients. Gradually stir in flour. Drop tablespoon portions of dough, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake in a preheated moderate oven (375 degrees F.) 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets, then place on wire racks to finish cooling. Store airtight.
Since this cookie dough keeps well in the refrigerator in a covered bowl, bake off as many cookies as desired at a time. Return remaining dough to the refrigerator and bake fresh batches as needed.
Yield: 8 dozen 3-inch cookies
In the book they are Oatmeal Cookies with raisins in them. I just substitute the chocolate chips for the raisins and omit the nuts. Hubby doesn't like nuts in cookies, or anything else.
What I have been doing lately is, bake half the dough with just the chocolate chips and then add raisins, nuts, dried cranberries, or what-have-you in the other half and back them. I keep them in separate cookie jars and everyone is happy. :)
Hope you like this recipe!!