Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Foodie Friday ! hosted by the wonderful DESIGNS BY GOLLUM !

{photo taken about 3 seconds after the kids came home from school !}

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {adapted from Epicurious }

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 3.4-ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Butter heavy large cookie sheets. Beat vegetable shortening and unsalted butter in large bowl until light. Gradually add white and brown sugars and beat mixture until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla pudding mix, vanilla extract, baking soda, water, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and salt and mix until well blended. Mix in oats, then flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by large rounded spoonfuls (about 3 tablespoons each) onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies appear dry and tops are lightly cracked and soft when pressed, about 12 minutes (do not overbake). Cool cookies 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to racks and cool. (Store cookies in airtight container.)



Southern Lady said...

Sounds yummy! Carla

Melinda said...

What a perfect way to celebrate National Oatmeal Day today! This does look like a keeper! I'm glad you didn't wait one second longer to get that picture!

Simple Daisy said...

Who doesn't love cookies!!!! YUM:)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

LOL - I like the note under your photo. Kids love chocolate chip cookies - heck, so do adults!


Kathy Walker said...

These look delicious...moist and right out of the oven. I have never thought of adding a pudding mix. Will have to give them a try.

La Table De Nana said...

You know I just made some and I wasn't crazy about time I will try your recipe~THank you.

BarbaraJean said...

These sound delicious. I have never heard of using pudding mix in a cookie recipe. Of course, I don't bake a lot of cookies these days. I usually stick to a couple of favorites. This might become one of them.

MissBliss said...

YUM. Just, YUM. :)


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