Mom’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies & My Weekend

We had a great weekend, which included lots of eating!  Friday night we went to see Joel McHale (host of E’s The Soup) at Mohegan Sun.  We love the show, and have a weekly ritual of watching it every Saturday morning with breakfast.  He started out with jokes from the show, but he was even more hilarious when he transitioned into talking about his wife and his two sons.  After the show, we met up with Brian & Jenna for a birthday drink (Happy Birthday Brian!). Saturday, I hiked with Mandy, Jen, Jen & Stacy (and Harley & Izzie). I brought along some yummy cookies to snack on (recipe below)!  We celebrated Jackie’s graduation (Congrats Jackie!) with a BBQ at her house with her parents in town.  Sunday, we got to the meet the newest member of Steph & Dawyne’s family, Jasmine, and play trucks with their little boy, Dante.  It was a great weekend, and too short as usual. I got a few requests for the chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I am including it below.  Jen & I discussed substituting apple sauce for the Crisco – that’s your call, I haven’t tried it yet! (Sorry no picture, they were gone too fast!)

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups flour (recipe says sifted, but I didn’t)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 package chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats

Blend together shortening, sugar, and brown sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
Mix dry ingredients and add slowly to wet mixture, beating.
Dough will be dry and crumbly.
Add rolled oats and chocolate chips and stir with spoon.

Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

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