3/4 stick of butter flavor shortening stick (I used Crisco)
1 1/4 cups of brown sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup of milk (I used skim milk)
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 cup of old fashioned rolled oats (not instant oats)
1 to 2 cups of chocolate chips (my family never thinks there are enough chocolate chips!)
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla together in your standing mixer.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and old fashioned rolled oats in a separate bowl.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir the chocolate chips in by hand so that they do not break apart. I add a lot of chocolate chips as my family can never have enough chocolate. Feel free to add raisins, cranberries, or nuts.
6. I put my cookie dough in the fridge at this point, as I think that after the dough has chilled for a bit, the cookies hold up in the oven a bit better, making for fluffier and lighter cookies. Tonight I made the dough at about 5 and then we went to dinner, and then came back home and made the cookies for a fresh dessert. So, generally just chill the dough for about and hour or two.7. Form the cookie dough into small balls and space out onto a cookie sheet.