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oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie recipe

Cookies are delicious. Duh. And since your mom has a real job, it's probably time you learn how to make them for yourself. It takes about 30 minutes to mix & throw in your first batch, so pause this week's episode of Intervention. Get off of your couch & into the kitchen.

I basically use the recipe from the Quaker Oats website, which makes a hardy batch, so certainly downsize to suit yourself. You can refrigerate the cookie batter for a few days, but I'd try to use it within a week.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups apple sauce (recipe calls for vegetable shortening, but this works)
6 cups Quaker Oats
1 egg
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
however many raisins & chocolate chips blow your skirt up*

Mix thoroughly so everything blends & turns into thick dough. Put spoon-sized clumps of dough on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees for approximately 15-minutes. They're going to look so awesome, but remember to let them cool down for a few before eating.

*When I told Sarah about my awesome cookies, she was like, "Eww, raisins!" Then I had to be all, "Hello, obviously."