My grandmother's recipie oatmeal chocolatechip cookies they are VERY heavy on the oatmeal and a very hearty cookie:
two cups vegetable shortening
one marshmallow fluff jar filled to the line, (not the brim) with 1/2 white and 1/2 dark brown sugar
Marshmallow fluff jar filled to the line with flour
Marshmallow fluff jar filled to the line with oats (not quick cooking)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
whatever is left of the chocolate chips after you are done snacking on them while you have been mixing the ingredients)
Maybe some coconut if you want (I use a lot of coconut, up to two bags)
a few dried cranberries, or raisins or nuts if you want
cream the sugar and shortening together, add eggs, mix
Sift in flour, soda and salt
mix in oats and tidbits and whatever else you want in your cookies. Mix with your hands.
Drop by teaspoon full onto waxpaper lined cookie sheets. 350 degrees for harder cookies
400 for soft cookies.
Cook until they are done. Makes mountains of cookies
If you don't have a marshmallow fluff jar, then I'm sorry, I don't know exactly how much flour, oats and sugar you need. I think maybe four cups of each?
My DH is a cookie monster. so I make cookies every week, can't stand store-bought. He doesn't like the quality of packaged chocolate chips so if I add chocolate to the standard oatmeal recipe likes (cuz I like chocolate in cookies) I buy a good chocolate bar and chunk it up.
Since starting to make soap, and recognizing the qualities of a good bar, I've added quality to what we eat as well.
So my fav cookies are: oatmeal with coconut, sunflower seeds, honey instead of sugar, real butter not shortening, organic orange peel, and sometimes chopped pecans. I'll share the recipe if you want it. Just PM me.
We went to the theatre on Saturday night (free tickets), and my husband bought me a cookie that was so good that I cannot stop thinking about it. I think I am going to have to phone and find out what I can to see if I can duplicate the recipe.