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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
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