This is one of my favorite cookie recipes EVER!!!!! If you’ve been around and I’ve brought goodies – there’s a good chance this recipe has been one of them. It really is SO, SO good. And you can make cookies from it, but I find the bars to be thicker (duh) and softer and yummier:) Enjoy!
Adapted from Cowboy Cookies III at allrecipes.com
- 2 c. flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 3/4 c. butter or butter flavored shortening
- 3/4 c. white sugar
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. vanilla
- 2 c. rolled oats
- 2 c. chocolate chunks (or chips)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking sheets (or 9×13 pan). Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chunks or chips. Make sure to stir thoroughly until the oats are fully incorporated. Pour into 9×13 dish or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on the prepared baking sheets.
3. Bake bars for about 20-25 minutes (you might want to put them on a lower rack, depending on how your oven is) and cookies for 8-9 minutes in the preheated oven. If desired, rotate sheets halfway for even browning (CLUTCH with bars especially). Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5-7 minutes before removing to cooling racks to cool fully. Put pan on cooling racks to cool completely