Sunday

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies








Is there anything more delicious than an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie? 

Nothing to me says comfort like a warm, chewy, slightly undercooked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. 

DELISH.  

Add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to that goodness… 

HEAVEN. 

Cookies are my jam. I’d take a delicious cookie over any ole’ piece of pie, cake, crisp, you name it. Cookie wins in my book. I have had the hardest time deciding what my “signature” go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is. I have made DOZENS of recipes. Nothing I’ve made lives up to a few of my bakery favorites…until possibly now. I have played with this recipe and tweaked it here and there and by golly, I think I have it.
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RECIPE:


4 large eggs room temperature

4 sticks of butter room temperature

2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

4 tablespoons vanilla extract (yes that says tablespoons)

6 cups old fashioned oats

3 cups flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 cups milk chocolate chips 
(or semi-sweet, or whatever you fancy, butterscotch, white chocolate, peanut butter…there’s no bad choice here friends)
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Begin by creaming your butter and sugars. I love to use my Bosch 
(and just so ya’ll know, the Bosch is on sale at Costco…for much cheaper than I bought mine for AND with way more included. Seriously. If I could buy you one, I would. It’s that fantastic).

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After your butter and sugars are creamed, add your vanilla. 

Then your eggs-one by one until incorporated.


Sift flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add and only mix until incorporated. Don’t over mix here.


Then add your oats and then your chocolate chips. Don’t over mix here either.


Scoop dough with a cookie scoop (or a big spoon) and place on your cookie sheet.

Here's the kicker

Refrigerate your dough balls for at least 2 hours. I know…this doesn’t seem fair. BUT, it helps so your cookies keep from spreading too thin, and keeps that crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside goodness going on. Try it.

But try some dough first.

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When you are ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.


Bake for 8-11 minutes.

Mine were delicious at about 9.


Brown on top, gooey in the middle- TO DIE FOR

Nothing makes your house feel like home like the smell of cookies baking in your oven. If you time it right so the kids are smacked in the face with such aromas when they walk in the door from school…you might even become their favorite over Dad…for at least a minute or two.

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