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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
by whoorl
October 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Yeah yeah, so I'm supposed to be writing about my favorite family dinners, but I just have to take a quick break from the main course and get right down to delicious dessert business. I'm sure you won't mind, right? I mean, I would be happy to combine these amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and call it a day.

What's so downright amazing about these cookies, you ask? The magic is in the oats, semi-sweet chocolate and salt. Those key ingredients keep the cookies from tasting too sweet, and the result is addictive. Trust me, I know some of you weren't too keen on venturing into kale chip land last week, but trust me, you'll make these cookies again and again and again!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional


Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color (about 4 minutes). Add vanilla and egg, and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir flour with baking soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on a cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling racks. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

I'm making a huge batch of these for my son's upcoming bake sale. What are your favorite bake sale recipes?


  • Kainalu55
    October 8, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    this sounds really yummy!! i want to make some...

  • robertmommie
    October 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    I love it!

  • TiffaniTerena
    October 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    I love making a strawberry cake with whip cream for the icing and fresh strawberries on top!


  • abernathyvanna
    October 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    OMG! Those look scrumpcious! 

  • lhunt8
    by lhunt8
    October 8, 2011 at 9:05 PM
  • itsallabtthem84
    October 8, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Those look and sound so yummy, tfs.

  • Vertical15
    October 8, 2011 at 11:55 PM
    While I love a good cookie, it's all about the brownies for me!
  • kerryket
    October 9, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients

    3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
    1/3 cup melted butter
    1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
    1 egg, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    Pinch of salt
    1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    With a spoon, mix butter with the smashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
    add in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.
    next add in the baking soda and salt and mix in.
    Add the flour last, mix.
    Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan.
    Bake for 1 hour.
    Cool on a rack.
    Remove from pan and slice to serve.

  • elasmimi
    October 9, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    Snickerdoodles, and I noticed they are now coming in the easy to use packages.

  • elasmimi
    October 9, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    I also love a good chewy brownie loaded with nuts.

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