It's that time again, time for another Secret Recipe Club post! It's always so much fun browsing my assigned blog to find a fabulous recipe to make. It's also challenging as there are SO many great recipes to choose from! This month was no exception. I was privileged to have the blog My Catholic Kitchen.
Beautiful Veronica resides in Virginia, and I've enjoyed getting to know her through reading many of her posts. I can see her and I have alot in common. Be sure to visit her blog, you will be inspired.
I chose Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and oh my are they delicious!! My friend Keyti said they were the best cookies she ever had. I lost count of how many she ate, but obviously they were a hit. I thought they were perfect for that chocolate craving. Does anyone else get that or is it just me? :-)
So here we go with the recipe:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour**
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening (I used butter)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oats
1 cup coarsely chopped Ghiradelli dark chocolate (I used semi-sweet chips, just what I had)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Cream the shortening and the two sugars together in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again. Next add your flour mixture, and mix until combined. Add the oats and again mix to combine. Fold in chocolate.
Drop cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I want one right now. But I put half my batch in the freezer to take to a gathering next week. Can I wait? ugh, I just don't know, they are sooo good!
Be sure to let me know what you think!
**I found I needed to add an additional 1/2 cup flour. My cookies were flattening out way too much, so the extra flour helped hold it together. I recommend baking just one cookie first.