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Chocolate chip Oatmeal cookies

Author: Amira Ibrahim

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature.
  • 1/2 cup shortening like crisco.
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar.
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or a dash of vanilla powder.
  • 2 cups regular rolled oats.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
  • 1 1/2 cup AP flour.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar.
  • 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts.

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and white sugar and mix well for another 2 minutes.
  • Beat eggs one at a time and add the vanilla.
  • Stir in the oatmeal and mix well with a spoon.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Fold in chocolate chip and walnuts.
  • Chill dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Drop dough by heaping tall tablespoons 2 inches apart in an un-greased or silpat lined baking sheet. *
  • Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 12 minutes, do not over bake.
  • Let stand in the cookie sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.**
  • Serve and .... Enjoy!!

Notes

* My cookies were the size of two small ice cream scoops , then I shaped them into tall cylinder cookies.
** Please be aware that baking time vary according to your oven, and every oven is different. I’ve experienced with many temperatures and cooking times and found that at 350F for exactly 12 minutes resulted in perfect chewy in the middle with a little crunch on the edges kind of cookies.