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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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