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We all love a great, homemade cookie! This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie will soon be your favorite!
Years ago, at a ministry convention, I picked up a little book written by another pastor’s wife. Her name, that you will quickly recognize, was Ruth Bell Graham. I had so much respect for her husband Billy Graham, their ministry, and their family and this little book offered encouragement from one pastor’s wife to another. Ruth Graham shared a favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that quickly became a family favorite for us. I have adapted it through the years to include pecans and I have truly worn this little book out through lots of use! The book can still be found on Amazon and I have linked it below for your convenience.
One of the things I love to do(when I have time!), is cooking for my family. I especially love baking with my grandchildren. My granddaughter and I put together a quick video baking these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I hope it encourages you to spend time with your family and to share your baking with others.
You will get a glimpse of my 1920’s Craftsman home kitchen and our amazing Kitchen Aid appliances that we have grown to love! We will feature our kitchen remodel in a blog post very soon.
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Coffee and Conversation with Ruth Bell Graham and GiGi Graham Tchividjian
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Farmhouse style chalkboard
We are often asked where we bought the chalkboard in our basement hallway, as seen at the end of the video. I found this specific chalkboard at an antique store, but there are now many similar styles on Amazon! Check out this one linked, and then search for farmhouse style chalkboard to see a variety of sizes and styles.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup Butter
- ½ cup vegetable shortening Or ½ of a Crisco baking stick
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups quick, cooking oats
- ½ package 6-ounce size chocolate chips I put 1 cup. You can put as many as you like!
- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts Optional! But it is really good!
- Cream butter, shortening, and sugars together.
- Beat in the eggs.
- Add salt, baking soda, and vanilla.
- Add flour, then mix in oatmeal.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Spoon onto baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350° for 13 minutes or until golden brown.