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Easy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield 6 dozen
I nicknamed these "Trev" cookies because my husband Trevor likes them so much. Before that they were "Marsha" cookies, named for a friend who gave me the recipe. It's an easy recipe because you don't have to cream butter or shortening; you just dump and stir ingredients in a big bowl. --Jan Smith

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir well.

  2. Shape mixture into 1" balls. (Dough will be crumbly.) Place balls on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002