OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP (OR RAISIN) COOKIES

I’ve seen the ecard that says, “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason I have trust issues.” But really are raisins that bad? I ate them all the time as a kid.  I mean I love chocolate too-just hand me some chocolate covered raisins and I’m happy (I kid, I kid)!  But the good news for all you raisin haters is you can make these oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips instead. Or if you love raisins like me, you can make oatmeal raisin. Or if you are indecisive, divide the batter and make both. Win, win. I love these cookies because they are perfectly chewy with a little bit of crunch on the outside edge. And they really taste delicious both ways. But my personal favorite is the oatmeal raisin. I prefer to use golden raisins. I think they have a better flavor then regular raisins. The raisin oatmeal version have a hint of cinnamon and they are so dang good. And much less messy for tiny hands. No chocolate covered fingers or faces to wipe up. Try them and see if you love them as much as I do!The best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies, recipe on everydayjenny.com. These cookies turn out perfect every time with a crispy outside and soft middleThe best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies, recipe on everydayjenny.com. These cookies turn out perfect every time with a crispy outside and soft middle

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Cream shortening and sugar, and add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and oatmeal and mix well. Add the chocolate chips last. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.Tips:
*Add 3/4 cup chopped walnuts if you’d like (I always do)
*For oatmeal raisin cookies, add 1 tsp cinnamon and replace chocolate chips with raisins (I prefer golden raisins).
 *I like to divide the batter in half right before you add the chocolate chips and do chocolate chips in half and raisins in the other half (adding 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter with raisins)
*Use a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to make uniform sized cookies.
Recipe Source: RhRecipes

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