semisweet oatmeal cookies

From the 1963 edition of the Good Housekeeping cookbook. This is the edition that mom had as long as I can remember, although we never made this recipe that I remember. Mom gave me a copy for Christmas several years ago, and in addition to the classic recipes of my childhood, I’ve found a few others that I like, including this….

good housekeeping cookbook (1963)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) soft butter
  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder in a small bowl – sometimes I don’t bother to mix ahead of time, instead I just dump in later.
  3. Cream butter & sugars.
  4. Stir in vanilla, water, & egg.
  5. Add flour mixture & mix well.
  6. Stir in oats.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Spoon onto baking sheet; I use slightly larger eating spoonfuls, and line the pan with a silpat. (recipe calls for greased cookie sheet. Parchment paper would probably work too.)
  9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes just shy of 4 dozen cookies.

(Posted for Kelsey from Oly Reads.)

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