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Cookies, Casserole

October 06, 1994|ROSE DOSTI

DEAR SOS: Please print Hillary Rodham Clinton's chocolate chip-oatmeal cookie recipe. I know my family would love it if I had the recipe to make the cookies for them.

--MRS. D.B.T.

DEAR MRS. D.B.T.: Other families may like the recipe too. Thanks for asking. And thanks to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for sharing.


1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup shortening

1 cup light-brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups oats

1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

In bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and oats. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool cookies on baking sheets on wire rack 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Each cookie contains about:

112 calories; 82 mg sodium; 7 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 14 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.12 gram fiber.


DEAR SOS: As a result of many moves a favorite recipe was lost. Would you please reprint Mexican tortilla casserole, a layered combination of tortillas, sour cream, peppers and onions.


DEAR READER: We'll try.


1 1/4 cups chopped onions


1 (1-pound 12-ounce) can tomatoes

1 package Spanish rice seasoning mix or other Mexican-style seasoning mix

2 tablespoons chile salsa

12 corn tortillas

1 pound Jack cheese, shredded

2 cups sour cream

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Seasoned pepper

Saute 1/2 cup onion in 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Add tomatoes, seasoning mix and chile salsa. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Fry tortillas lightly in small amount of oil, 1 to 15 seconds on each side. Do not let tortillas get crisp.

Pour 1/2 cup sauce in bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Arrange layer of tortillas over sauce. Tortillas can overlap. Top with 1/3 of sauce, remaining onions and cheese. Repeat procedure twice, making 3 layers of tortillas.

Combine sour cream and seasoned salt. Spread over cheese to edges of dish. Sprinkle lightly with seasoned pepper to taste. Bake at 325 degrees 25 to 30 minutes. To serve, cut into squares. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Each of 10 servings contains about:

418 calories; 605 mg sodium; 60 mg cholesterol; 29 grams fat; 25 grams carbohydrates; 16 grams protein; 2.51 grams fiber.

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