With practice, your child may even want to enjoy some healthy competition by entering cookies in the local 4-H county fairs or other community opportunities held during the summer. My grandmother was certainly proud of her granddaughter when she won a purple ribbon with her recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. You can try making them, too. Purple ribbon or not, it’s sure to be a winner at your house!
CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all the above ingredients in the order given and then add:
2 cups of oatmeal
1 ½ cup white flour (add ¼ cup more for altitude above 4,500 feet)
1 tsp. of baking soda mixed with 1 tsp. of hot water
1 – 1 ½ cup of chocolate chips
Let the cookie dough sit in a guarded refrigerator for at least an hour. Form into 1 inch balls pressed flat on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes. Uneaten dough yields 2-3 dozen cookies. Enjoy!