RECIPE: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I went back to work yesterday and we start with kids on Monday. Sigh. I can’t complain because I’ve had a pretty great last three and a half weeks off. I’ve done everything I wanted: slept, saw lots of movies, read a surprising number of books, had breakfast, went out for drinks, slept, and was as lazy as I could be. That said, three and a half more weeks off would be lovely too.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite type of cookies and I thought I deserved them for willingly going back to work. I’ve been using the same recipe to make them for years and I’m sure it came from somewhere off the internet, but I have no idea where. I forgot to do an ingredient check before I started putting everything together, which led me to discover I was about 1/2 a cup short of sugar. I decided to go for it. It turns out you don’t need that much sugar anyway. Added to the fact that the cookies are half oatmeal, I’m pretty sure we can go ahead and just label these health food. Right? Right.
As I was pouring in the vanilla, my roommate questioned why a) it was called bourbon vanilla and b) if you could get drunk off of it. I pointed to the liquor corner and reminded her we had plenty of other ways to get drunk.
|Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies|
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar (I used about 3/4 c of sugar and 1 tbsp molasses)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the wet mixture until just blended.
- Mix in the quick oats and chocolate chips.
- Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet covered in p.
- Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.