Recipe by Lori De Federicis
"This recipe has been in my family for many, many years. My late mother heard this recipe given out on the radio one day years and years ago and she made them. They are delicious and I am forwarding the recipe to you because I am afraid it may otherwise become lost over time and I wish to share it with you."
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1 1/2 cups
1 3/4 cups
semisweet chocolate chips
I wanted to cut down on the fat, so I used 2 tablespoons less butter then suggested and they came out very chewy. I had planned to add apple sauce to make up for the butter I left out but I forgot, and they turned out great. I also added dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips, which made them very very good.
Hmmm. I think this recipe needs a few more instructions, especially if using chocolate chips. Here's what I would add/change: Important...cool melted butter and shortening before adding to the mix (if you don't, you melt the chocolate chips). I would also cut the butter down to 3/4 or 1/2 as one user suggested; add 1/2 tsp. more ground cinnamon and split the sugar into 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup raw or demerrara or brown sugar. Other then that, I think the next batch should turn out better.
I played a little fast-and-loose with some of the additions to the dough. My household is not crazy about raisins, so left those out. But used the nuts and chocolate chips and even added some white chocolate chips that I had left over from another recipe. Love the deeper flavor of these over most basic oatmeal cookies and may even try them some time with the raisins. My husband loved and my co-workers "snarfed" them.
This is a really great recipe. The taste of the cookie dough is amazing! The cinnamon gives it a very nice flavour. I swapped the nuts for M&M's b/c I don't like nuts in my cookies. My family gobbled them up! Okay, I had a "few" as well...
I had to make a few substitutes as I'm in the UK (mainly golden syrup for molasses). These are delicious--the cinamon really makes them! Plus I love chocolate with raisins. Both my husband and I loved them and ate them up very quickly.
I liked the idea of this recipe. I'm a big fan of a hearty oatmeal cookie full of chocolate, nuts, and whatever else. The cookies I made came out a bit dry but were good overall. I think next time I make it I will add more molasses and more chocolate chips. I made a batch for an office party and though they all disappeared, I have a feeling they weren't people's favorite dessert (but I guess you have to be a big nut/dried fruit fan to appreciate them!)
Great recipe. Didn't have raisins, chocolate chips or nuts, but the cookie was great on its own, crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. Will make these again and again.
This is the BEST oatmeal cookie recipe..ever! It pleased my husband the Cookie Monster.. Even better with a touch of coconut..
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies
Serving Size: 1/35 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 35
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 71
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