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….
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- 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.
- Cream butter & sugars.
- Stir in vanilla, water, & egg.
- Add flour mixture & mix well.
- Stir in oats.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- 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.)
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes just shy of 4 dozen cookies.
(Posted for Kelsey from Oly Reads.)