Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A few weeks ago when I was a cookie baking fool, this is one of the batches I baked up. This is your standard oatmeal cookie, but I often find comfort in simplicity so I thought they were great. I think next time I would jazz them up by adding a touch of cinnamon or some other spice, but otherwise, these are perfectly fine as is. I must say that after this cookie project, I'm definitely becoming a bigger fan of baking cookies which to me have always seemed a bit boring in the past. I think there is room for trial and error and a chance to make something ordinary into something extraordinary!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(From The Parsley Thief)

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the flour and oat mixture into the butter and sugar and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.

Scoop the dough out by the tablespoon-full onto parchment or foil lined baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

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Erica said...

Oatmeal Chocolate chip is one of my favorite types of cookies (my recipe here: http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/05/big-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies.html). Yours look like they turned out fantastic. Hope you had a wonderful 4th :)

sweetie said...

hiya, i'm sure they're yummy but in writing the recipe you you left out the flour + oats from the ingredient list. : )

Diana said...

I love experimenting with cookies! I have this great template for an oatmeal cookie that I love to jazz up with different mix-ins. Probably my favorite kind of baking to do! :)

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Standard or jazzed up - any home-baked oatmeal cookie is fine by me. :-)

Joanne said...

In my opinion, there is nothing like a good oatmeal-based cookie. Raisins, chocolate chips, cranberries. I'll take them all.

These look delicious - the perfect texture!

Banana Wonder said...

I love, love, love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! Trade you for some Greek mac?

Kerstin said...

I always add oatmeal to my chocolate chip cookies - it elevates them to a whole new level :) These look fabulous!

Esi said...

Thanks everyone!

Anna, I think I'd be the winner in that deal, but sure, let's trade!!

Jenn said...

I've got my glass of milk. Pass some my way, yeah? :)

Memória said...

I love oatmeal CCCs. YUM!

Simones Kitchen said...

I love a good oatmeal cookie! And they are not so simple to make... Well maybe simple to make, but a really really good oatmeal cookie is an art. These look delicious! (and certainly not boring!)

Peggy said...

I'm definitely a big fan of the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie... definitely going to try this soon!

Aaron John said...

These are one of my favorite cookies!! YUM!! Yours look sooo good!!
Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

Chef Fresco said...

Thanks for not giving up on us while we were gone! These look super yummy - oatmeal cookies are my favorite!

Jamie said...

I always find cookie baking boring but what we wouldn't do for cookies like these! Yum!

Maria said...

My favorite cookies ever! Yours look perfect!

M. said...

I love baking cookies, once you get a good basic recipe, you can be very creative with toppings and that's when the fun begins! :)

Sippity Sup said...

cookies all dressed up in a beautiful plaid! You are such an artist. GREG