When Kevin and I were first married I had a wonderful visiting teacher for only 1 month. Her name was Emily and she was very sweet. She brought these cookies to me; Kevin and I instantly feel in love with these and she willingly passed on the recipe. Now I am passing it on to you.
Note: These cookies are so delicious that you will eat them one of two ways. Either you will devour it as fast as you can, like Jace. Or you will savor every warm, gooey bite, like Braxton. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cups Butter
- 1 cups Sugar
- 1 cups Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3-1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 cups Flour
- 1-1/2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1-1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Cream butter and sugars. Then add eggs and the vanilla; mix well. Put baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the batter and mix. Add the oats; mix. Put the flour and chocolate chips in last.
Fill your cookie scoop so it is heaping slightly.
Use your two fingers and push down the top of the cookies ever so slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (my oven is exactly 12 minutes). It took me a little practice on what to look for to know if they were done. You can’t go off of color or else they are way over done. I pull mine out when they are a little undercooked in the center and let them sit on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Then place them on a cooling rack. Note: Makes about 5 dozen.
We only cook about 8-12 cookies and then I freeze the rest. I usually scoop all the dough out and smash down with two fingers before freezing. Once frozen I place into baggies that are labeled. You can also make cookie dough logs, if you prefer. Wrap the logs in saran wrap and put in the fridge or freezer. They freeze PERFECTLY! When you want more cookies just pull out of the fridge/freezer (cut off about 1/3 of an inch, for the logs). No need to defrost them at all. Just throw them in the oven and enjoy!
** Cookie Variations: Instead of doing chocolate chips we have put Craisins and white chocolate chips in. We have also done butterscotch chips and a little cinnamon and nutmeg in place of the chocolate chips. The possibilities are endless! I would love to hear of any variations you do.**