There's nothing I love better than a good old-fashioned recipe for one of my favorite cookies. I remember back in the day, before Martha, or the cooking shows, homemakers turned to the mythical and perfect Betty Crocker for easy and delicious recipes.
While generations of people may recognize the name, most people assume that Betty was a real person, someone nice and cheery, ready to kindly encourage us to be confident in the kitchen. But in fact, it was a made up name that was created to give letters about baking a more personal feeling response from the large company that sold products.
The company grew to be one of the largest world wide, and so did the name Betty Crocker. I remember my mother loved her Betty Crocker cookbooks, and many, many meals and baked goods graced our table that started out as recipes from those books.
Unfortunately, I don't have any of those cookbooks of my mothers, I wish I did. But I can find many of the recipes online, just like this one for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. It's such an easy recipe but don't let that fool you. These cookies are downright delicious, and a little bit of heaven with a cold glass of milk.
Recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Onto an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoon about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes approximately 24 cookies.
-Post written by Patricia