Many families have favorite recipes that have been passed down from generations. I certainly have my favorites from both sides of my family. When I met Shaun and his family they were quick to tell me that they love baked ziti. It’s basically a staple at family functions along with the apple pie moonshine.
Well a couple of weekends ago we went to the Texas Panhandle to visit his family. One night I was coming out of our bedroom from feeding Olivia and Shaun’s dad was baking cookies from scratch. I know for a fact that my dad has never once in his life EVER baked anything so it caught me off guard to see a man baking.
He made these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with pecans and let me say I was in Heaven! In fact I even ate these the next morning for breakfast with my coffee.
As soon as I got home I made sure that I got the family recipe and that we had the ingredients to make them. It is 24 hours after making the cookies and I have given them all away to neighbors, co-workers and well I ate some myself. Looks like I will be making another batch real soon.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies with chocolate chips, oatmeal and pecans.
Yield: approx. 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chip morsels
1 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl cream the crisco and butter. Then add sugar and eggs.
Slowly add the flour and salt.
In a small dish add the baking soda and hot water and mix until it dissolves. Add it to the large mixing bowl along with the vanilla. Mix until everything is well combined.
Stir in the oatmeal, chocolate chips and pecans.
Place on a non-stick baking sheet or silicone baking mat by cookie scoop or large spoon.
Bake for 8-10 minutes remove and let them finish cooking for 2-3 minutes before removing them to cool.
Recipe by Dorothy Miles