Monday, February 13, 2012

Who can resist chocolate on Valentine's Day?

The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie

¾ cup shortening
¼ cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 Tbsp. milk
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
Dash of salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°. Blend together first 7 ingredients, shortening through milk. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips. Form into walnut sized balls. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes. Yields 3 dozen cookies.

I made up this recipe, combining bits and pieces of other cookie recipes. The oats give it texture, the hint of peanut butter adds that extra something, and a double dose of chocolate - yum! Enjoy for Valentine's Day or anytime.

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