Monday, September 17, 2018

Aunt Maggie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

While we were together with the Grimms, several of the kids mentioned how they loved eating cookies at Aunt Maggie's home in Waconia, MN, when they visited from Savannah.

One of her granddaughter's shared this recipe with me and I took some time to try it out.

1 c shortening( she used lard but I stuck with Crisco)
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chip( I like semi sweet)

Mix shortening, sugars and vanilla well
Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate
Mix in flour that has been sifted with salt and soda( The next time I make this cookie I think I will use Self Rising Flour...the cookies seemed a bit salty to me.) Here in the South we pretty much use Self Rising Flour for everything. ( And I use White Lily...the best!)
Stir in Oatmeal and chocolate chips.

Here is the dough....Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper but if you do not, grease your cookie sheet for this cookie.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

The result...

Marvin and I had to try them out.:)

Most of these are going to son, Ben, who loves cookies.

If you like a chewier cookie, you can refrigerate the dough before baking the cookies. I did not refrigerate my dough as I like a thinner cookie.

Hope you enjoy these cookies from the Land of Lakes!! Aunt Maggie kept these in small bags in the fridge, ready to give out to any grands who might drop by!!


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Yummmm! Thanks for sharing recipe, will have to give them a try. I know my 'grands' would love some.

Robin in Virginia said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Arlene! They look positively delicious. Enjoy your day!

Terri D said...

Who doesn't like a chocolate chip cookie? I've never met anyone who would turn one down... even when dieting! LOL

Visits With Mary said...

Those look yummy, thanks for the recipe!!

Mrs.T said...

This looks like the recipe my mother and my Aunt Joanne always used. Dozens of these were sent by both of them in care packages to college students and family members over the years!

Dianna said...

Oh my, Arlene! Those look so good. I am going to copy the recipe and give them a try...very soon! I do wish that I could find White Lily flour here! Anyway...I'll let you know when I make these!

Gina said...

Oh yum, Arlene! I have never used self rising flour. I guess I'd better now that I'm a Southern girl! :-)

Mari said...

Oooh! These sound good. Thanks for sharing.
I've never used self rising flour. What is the benefit of it?