So, good news - my brother who had spent the last year or so in Afganistan away from his wife and little girls - and a few years before that in Iraq... made Sergeant and I am so happy for him - he deserves it and also because that means - he gets a bigger paycheck!
With good news like that I felt like making some cookies - specifically his cookies. My brother was always baking these cookies growing up - almost every Sunday night and we couldn't stop eating them... which is why they always seemed to disappear.
He actually calls them: Vanishing Oatmeal *Chocolate Chip* Cookies.
One time I ate so many of them... well, maybe that isn't the right story to tell... the point is that these are addicting - because they are so SO so good.
Here is Sergeant York's cookies - in his own words he says “This is the recipe I use for oatmeal cookies. It actually calls for raisins, but I use chocolate chips instead, cause I'm not a big fan of raisins, and chocolate is always good. On a side note, I usually double the recipe so I have more cookies, cause there never seems to be enough.”
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened (I usually use butter)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats
And your desired amount of chocolate chips
(bag, half bag, 7 bags, whatever)
1. Heat oven to 350*F (you'll have to convert that to celsius Mel) (180*C)
2. Beat butter and sugars till creamy
3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well
4. Add flour, baking soda, cinamon, and salt. Mix well
5. Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well.
6. Treat yourself to some dough.
7. Place on cookie sheets.
8. Bake 'em for 10-12 minutes (if you want em gooey then just about 10)
9. Put a glass of milk in the freezer to get nice and cold.
10. Cool em on some wax paper or something.
12. Repeat step 11 as desired, but not too many times.
13. Package up a dozen and send to [Sergeant York] so he can see if they are as good as his.
Number Of Servings: It says 4 dozen
Preparation Time: Depends on how many breaks you take.
CKP notes: Really, the only thing I do differently is use chopped up dark chocolate bar because I like the chocolate pieces chunkier and you know it's cheaper to buy chocolate bars than chocolate chips (at least where I live).