Thursday, December 6, 2012

You Should Make This Today.

I grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts until I was 11.  We had some good friends, the Tolmans, who shared this recipe.  It's a pretty basic cookie recipe but for some reason the extra ton of oatmeal, the shortening instead of butter, and the cinnamon sugar make for some GOOOOOOD cookies!  They have a hearty taste to them and people go gaga over them whenever I share.

Tolman House Cookies

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. shortening
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 2/3 c. flour
2 3/4 c. oatmeal
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
Chocolate chips (sorry I never measure the amount... just whatever you normally put in your chocolate chip cookies:)
Cinnamon sugar just for rolling

Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix the sugars and the shortening.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Beat until well combined.  Add all dry ingredients (Some people combine them ahead of time.  I hate getting 2 bowls dirty, so I always just kind of stir the dry ingredients together on top of the wet ones before combining.).  Stir it together and add the chocolate chips!  It's a really thick dough.  Roll into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.  Bake for 7-8 minutes.  The cookies will retain their shape, but the bottoms will be lightly browned when they are done.  Don't overcook- better to have these slightly underdone than overdone.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever done chocolate chips with cinnamon sugar. I'll have to give these a try!