Monday, August 1, 2011

::Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies::

 There is nothing like a good, homemade cookie. They kind of bring back that kid in you with thoughts of helping your mom or grandma (or whomever else) mix up the cookie dough, stealing some cookie dough to eat (when you didn't care that raw eggs were in there...oh wait, I still don't!), and anxiously peering through the oven window watching them bake. I was once told that for every time you open the oven door to "peek," you have to add another minute on to the baking time. Nothing beats a classic chocolate chip cookie, but at the same time I wanted to try a different recipe for a semi-traditional cookie. What else better to try than a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe? I got this recipe off of Tasty Kitchen where it was submitted by monstermama. This recipe was rated 5/5 oven mitts (oven mitts = stars) and after reading the reviews I knew I had to make them. They were delicious; crunchy, soft, and chewy all in one. The recipe calls for a little unique ingredient of cinnamon, which adds wonderful flavor. Not too much, but enough that you can tell. Enjoy!

::Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies::
Recipe from: monstermama (Tasty Kitchen)

2 sticks butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups quick oats
1 cup chocolate chips or butterscotch chips (I used choc. chips)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats and chocolate/butterscotch chips and mix in. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minuets until golden. Cool about 1 minute before moving to a wire rack.

My picture..that was suppose to be the first one, of all the ingredients, wouldn't show up. So, what else better to start with than butter? :)

Then the sugars.

Beat until creamy.

Then add the eggs....

Vanilla (I use Watkins in all my baking and cakes).

Beat together.

Now for the dry ingredients.

Whisk all together.

Like that.

Then add to the egg/sugar mixture.

Once combined. Stir in the oats.

And then the chocolate chips (or butterscotch, or both).

Picture above of the oatmeal mixed in.

The with the chocolate chips!

Don't forget my favorite...parchment paper!

You can use a rounded tablespoon to make each cookie even.

Ready for the oven!

Or, you can use a cookie scoop/ice cream scoop!

All baked up!

Ready to eat...with some milk possibly?


1 comment:

  1. I just made these cookies... it 10pm and my children are still awake waiting for a taste. My cookies stayed in the ball like stage. I didn't use the parchment paper, is that the difference? Michelle