I am going to give you the secret to this secret recipe right now, I hope you are ready!
You’ll want to make sure when you prep you ingredients and utensils, that you have at least 2 long handled large wooden spoons on hand.
The reason for this is because the only way to mix the eggs, shortening and sugar together is using a wooden spoon.
You will also need to mix all the ingredients at the end together with a wooden spoon, so its really all about the wooden spoon for this recipe.
I have tried to make the dough using a stand mixer, or my kitchen aide, or a metal spoon, yet it never tastes like when I use the wooden spoon.
Personally I am beginning to think, the wooden spoon was all my grandma had on hand when she first starting making these delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
When I would have the honor of baking with her, it was very important to do all the mixing with the wooden spoon.
I vividly remember her saying ” No No dear you must use the wooden spoon to mix your batch, now be a good girl and get to work!”
My family had some kind of weird inner cookie sensor when I started to make the dough, they would slowly start to filter into the kitchen, one by one.
No matter how many fancy moves I made while stirring the dough, a hand would sneak its way into the bowl and grab a nice good ball of fresh delicious cookie dough.
Many times I would hear the clatter of feet as they laughed themselves out of the kitchen. It even got to the point that I was making a batch for the thieves to eat as dough and a batch for the actual baked cookies. No one ever knew this though, that I was onto the thievery and well ahead of the game!
During the holiday baking season when I was needing to make cookies for family and friends I would try to be as quiet as possible in the kitchen so I at least got a tray in the oven before I was found out. Many time this did not work, and the thieves got their delicious fresh cookie dough,packed with all that wonderful flour, shortening, eggs , oatmeal and chocolate chips!
So roll your sleeves up and get ready to have a workout at the same time your making cookies.
I always thought it was beneficial to mix and mix and really work those arm muscles, because at the end of the day I could allow myself to have extra cookies, you know because I really worked out , LOL.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Not only awesome cookies, you also get delicious fresh cookie dough,packed with all that wonderful flour, shortening, eggs , oatmeal and chocolate chips!
Cream together sugars, eggs, vanilla. Add vanilla, baking soda.
Sift together flour,salt add to cream mixture.
Fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Bake 10-12 mins at 350