Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are one of our favorites, the oatmeal makes the cookie moist. Change the types of chips around for a new flavor each time. I like the standard semi-sweet and sometimes I add raisins. I always double this recipe and freeze some or take some to neighbors/friends/work.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 T milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups quicking cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375, stir first 5 ingredients, add next 4 and mix with wooden spoon or with your hands. Stir in oats and chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 10 minutes until golden.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

7 Layer Dip

1st layer: 2 cans of bean dip (found in the chip aisle at the grocery)

2nd layer: 3 medium avacados

3rd layer: 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayo, 1 pkg. taco seasoning, 2 T lemon juice

4th layer: 1 bunch green onions, sliced

5th layer: 3 tomatoes, diced

6th layer: sliced black olives

7th layer: top with shredded cheddar and/ or Monterey Jack