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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick oatmeal, uncooked
1-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar for coating

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Cool slightly. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate. Add combined dry ingredients except powdered sugar. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar, coating heavily. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island



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