I few years back my sister gave me this recipe for chocolate chip cookies which I have tweaked to my liking and I thought it would be a good one to share on the blog.
My daughter gave me the idea to call it “Twisted” because it’s rooted in a typical chocolate chip recipe with a few twists. The primary one is adding cinnamon and nutmeg which gives them a festive holiday flavor.
As an added bonus, this recipe makes 4-6 dozen cookies, making it a great one for a Christmas cookie swap or whenever you have many mouths to feed. Also, it’s pretty adaptable so you can change it up by reducing some of the oatmeal, using different types of nuts or substituting raisins for the chocolate but I don’t know why anyone would want to do that.
- 1 c shortening
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 c sugar
- ¼ c honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 1½ c flour
- ¼ t nutmeg
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 3 c old fashioned oats
- 1 12oz bag of chocolate chips or chunks
- ¾ c chopped nuts
- Cream shortening and sugars
- Add honey, eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl stir together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
- Fold into creamed sugar mixture.
- Stir in oats, nuts and chocolate.
- Bake at 350 degree F for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Makes about 4-6 dozen cookies.