These cookies are Jamie's absolute favorites. He basically hovered while I was taking them off the pan and putting them on the wire rack to determine how many casualties he could enjoy. I love the addition of the oatmeal to the chocolate chip cookie because it just feels healthier, even if it isn't healthy at all and you can totally get away with eating these for breakfast! I used the recipe in the "Favorites From Our Table" Cookbook, which has a delightfully diverse "cookies and candy section".
The instructions in this cookbook are hilarious. If followed literally, all you would have to do would be to cream the sugar and butter, adding the eggs, milk and vanilla. Then you would combine the flour, baking soda and salt into that mixture. The instructions don't reference the oatmeal OR the chocolate chips. Magically somehow, you would have amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without even adding them!
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked
2 tsp. vanilla
2 T. milk
1 cup butter softened
1 12oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies
1 cup walnuts (optional)
Here's what I did:
- In a large bowl I creamed the sugars and butter. Then added the eggs, milk and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl I combined the flour, baking soda, salt and oatmeal. Then I incorporated the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients one third at a time. Finally, I folded in the chocolate chips with my spatula. The walnuts are optional, and after the walnut backlash from the Thanksgiving Throwdown, I opted to leave those out.
- Once the batter was finished, I covered the bowl and set it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes while the oven was preheating to 375 degrees.
- I love my handy dandy OXO scoop :) I sprayed it with a litte olive oil cooking spray to help these cookies slide right onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven. then let the cookies sit on cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes before transferring to the wire rack.
- Makes about 4 dozen.
Tomorrow's cookie of the day is the fancy-looking Raspberry Thimble Cookie.