I come from a long line of divine cooks. Their recipes were written on hundreds of little cards and shared. Eventually some of those cards were passed on to me. Every once in a while I like to pull one of those recipes from my ‘family tree’ and get all nostalgic. ’Picked from the Tree’ is a series where I document those recipes from my family tree and maybe share a memory or two.
A few Christmases ago we were visiting my sister. One night my sister wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies but wasn’t too keen on her current go to recipe. So we called my husbands mom who has, in my opinion, the best recipe out there and got the recipe from her.
Since then my sisters family have made them so often the original paper they wrote the recipe on has become unusable and they’ve moved onto their second photocopy of it. It really is that good.
1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cup flour
oatmeal; 1 cup if used butter or 1/2 cup if used shortening
16 oz Chocolate Chips
Mix first 5 ingredients. Blend in salt & baking soda. Then add flour, oatmeal and finally chocolate chips.
Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.
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