Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What I am about to share with you is pure gold.  I can’t even recall where it originated – but my scribbles on the tattered paper copy are a display of the upgrades changes I’ve made to it over the years.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are best described as a chocolate chip-oatmeal cookie hybrid.  Because they aren’t just your run of the mill oatmeal cookie enhanced with chocolate chips; nor are they regular chocolate chip cookies with a few oatmeal flakes.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are chewy with a hint of crumble.  Heaven with chocolate chunks.  These are my go-to for snow-day baking; my favorite to bake for family, neighbors, and special friends.




Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Begin by setting two sticks (1 cup) of Unsalted Sweet Cream* butter out for 30 minutes to allow it very slightly soften.  I caution you against microwaving the butter, as melted or too-soft butter will create a flat and lifeless cookie.

*You may substitute butter for 1 cup of Butter Flavored Crisco, which will alleviate temperature-related issues you may have with using butter.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350.  In a large bowl, cream together both sticks of Butter with 1 cup of Granulated Sugar and 1 cup of Light Brown Sugar (not packed).  Be patient, you are waiting for a chemical reaction to occur, and it will take around 5 minutes.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Add 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract and 2 Large Eggs to the sugar mixture; beat until well blended.  Turn off mixer.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Add to your wet mixture 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 2 teaspoons Baking Soda, and ½ teaspoon Baking Powder, do not stir.   Measure 2 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour directly into a sifter, and sift the flour into a separate large bowl (if you do not have a sifter, measure the flour into a strainer and shake it through).

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Turn your mixer back on to medium-low.  Add sifted Flour a little at a time to your wet ingredients.  Do not over mix.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


With a sturdy wooden spoon (or low speed on a stand mixer), stir in 2 cups of Old Fashioned Whole Grain Oats.  Next, stir in 2 11.5 oz bags (or 1 23 oz bag) Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips.  Trust me, buying good chocolate will make a big difference.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, drop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Depending on the amount of raw dough you snuck, you should have around 2 dozen cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Baking time varies depending on ovens, but be sure to remove the cookies from the oven just before the tops begin to turn golden.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 4 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack, let cool for 15 minutes before plating and serving.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Pour yourself a glass of milk.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Enjoy In Good Company.


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