A few summers ago the kiddos and I were visiting my aunt and uncle for the day…hanging out together, picking cherries and eating snacks were on our agenda. While enjoying some delicious homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I asked my Aunt Connie for the recipe. She commented that this recipe was actually from my Great Aunt Mary Margaret. Just the thought of this wonderful woman made my heart happy.
My Great Aunt Mary Margaret (known as Oma, the German word for Grandma to many, including myself), was one of the kindest and most welcoming women I have ever known. She showed the perfect example of biblical hospitality to all. When I think of her, I think of a gentle spirit and a maker of delicious baked goods. She and her husband George (aka Opa) lived in Minnesota. We visited frequently as young children. Every time we visited, I felt right at home. These two caring people would invest their time and energy into getting to know us and to making us feel welcome. There was always many delicious homemade goodies upon our arrival and always some sort of cookies for us kiddos. I have such fond memories of our visits and try to remind myself to always provide warm hospitality in my home…and it just may include some homemade goodies. 🙂
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- mix together beaten eggs with brown sugar, white sugar and shortening.
- In a separate bowl combine baking soda, baking powder, salt, oatmeal and flour.
- Mix together two mixtures until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips
- Drop by teaspoon full onto a baking sheet and bake apprx 9-12 minutes