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This recipe is from a Diane Mott Davidson murder mystery!


  • 2 C Rolled Oats
  • 2 C (1 12 oz package) semisweet choc chips
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened to room temp
  • 1 C firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa, preferably Hershey's Premium European-Style
  • 2 Large Eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 9 oz (3 3 oz bars) white chocolate like Lindt Swiss White Confectionery Bar
  • 1 1/2 T solid vegetable shortening like Crisco


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter 2 cookie sheets.
  • Do not alter the order in shich the ingredients are combined.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats and chocolate chips (I didn't do this as I don't know why I'd dirty an extra bowl for no reason).
  • In another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa, then add to the butter mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined. The batter will be very stiff.
  • Stir the milk and vanilla into the eggs, then stir this mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the chips and oats; stir until well mixed.
  • Using a two-tablespoon scoop, drop batter 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake 9 to 12 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Cool on pan 1 minute; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Optional (they're good like already):
  • Melt the white chocolate with the solid vegetable shortening in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
  • Holding a cooled cookie between your thumb and forefinger dip the edge into the warm white chocolate to cover the top third of the cookie. Place on a rack over wax paper to dry completely.
  • Store between layers of wax paper in an air-tight container in a cool place.
  • Makes 5 dozen (I only made 4! Maybe my 2 TB estimate was a bit big!)

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