Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

I didn’t realize how popular my strawberry dessert recipe would be or that I would have a request for my mom’s chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I got to thinking how I could incorporate recipes into my website theme. Making cookies from scratch certainly doesn’t fit into making life simpler when you can walk into a grocery store and buy great chocolate chip cookies.

My chocolate chip cookie recipe does remind me of a simpler time,  the days when moms or grandmas were there to greet you when you got home from school with a fresh-baked cookie.  Today, I relive those simple moments with my granddaughter who loves to help me make cookies or cakes.

We take simple ingredients but make tasty treats and wonderful memories.


choc chip recipe

Here’s the simple recipe. That’s all it is according to my mother. If you were a good baker, you didn’t need to know how to put everything together. You just needed the ingredients. I’ll throw in a little extra explanation, but if you’re new to baking, you better find an experienced baker or a good cookbook to consult.

But I wouldn’t be that cruel to you. I will write it out for you, and remember, I double her recipe.

choc chip

1 C white sugar

1 C brown sugar

1/2 C shortening and 1/1 C butter (1 stick)

Cream these three ingredients.

Add 2 beaten eggs, 2 T water and 1 t vanilla and mix in.

Mix 1  1/2 C flour, 1 t baking soda and 1 t salt together. Add this to your batter.

Stir in 3 C quick cooking oatmeal. Stir in 1 pkg choc chips. Since I have a big container of choc chips on hand, I add 2 full cups which is more than a package. I also use the 65% cacao chips. I’m a chocolate snob. What can I say.

I can’t tell you how many this makes because it depends on how big you make your cookies. I have purchased a nice cookie making scooper and put 12 on a sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes depending how done you want your cookies.

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Chocolate Cake

My mother always baked from scratch, and most of the time I do too. Here is her chocolate cake recipe that I grew up on. I’ve never tasted a chocolate cake recipe quite like this one. She would usually make this when she had some sour milk left over. If you don’t have sour milk, you can make some. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand for 5 minutes.

Mahoghony cake recipe

5 T. butter

2 eggs

3 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate

1 1/2 C. sour milk

2 C. flour

1 1/2 t. baking soda

1 1/2 t. salt

1 t. vanilla

1 C. nuts (optional)

Melt 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate over low heat.

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and cooled chocolate. Mix.

Mix flour, soda and salt. Add this mixture alternating with the sour milk mixture in small batches, ending with the milk mixture.

Add vanilla and mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 min in 9×12 pan. You can also use two layer cake pans.

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