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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



This wonderful recipe comes from the files of my Mother! Thanks Mom! They are chock full of oats, chocolate chips, and that old fashioned goodness!  They have great texture and incredible flavor!  And I do think I could say they pretty much fill any hunger pain at any time of the day or night!


Give them a try......they are just divine!


I prefer to use a Kitchen Aid mixer for making cookies. In fact, I am not sure I could live without one!



Cream the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla together until nice and creamy. Not too long, not to short.



Then you add the dry ingredients and the oats.  I like to do part old fashioned oats and part quick cooking oats. 



Then you add the best part....the chocolate!! I always do semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Preferably Ghiradelli brand. And I always add more than the recipe says!



And the dough is ready! Now for a bite! I can never decide which is better.  The cookie or the dough?



I made several different sizes this time...small,  medium, and large! These are the large ones.  There is something special about one big cookie!



 I like to take out the cookies when they are pretty light and look not quite done yet.  Then I let them set up on the pan for 5-10 minutes.  When cooked this way they are awesome! Moist, chewy, and soft! Just how I like em! But of course, there are those who prefer their cookies burnt (my Dad to name one!) so cook em as long as your heart desires!



And there you have it! The perfect Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie! (And a really great smelling house!)



I made these for some friends to take with them on the airplane. 



I love putting cookies in clear bags and tying them with a ribbon or raffia.....it just gives them an extra special touch!



MOM'S OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


2 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
6 cups oatmeal
24 oz. chocolate chips

Cream first five ingredients. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.  Yield: 20 jumbo cookies

I have been experimenting with whole grain flour in my recipes for quite some time.  I used it in these cookies and they came out great!  If you do use whole grain flour, reduce the flour by one or two tablespoons. 


3 comments:

  1. Thanks Mindy for the kind words. These cookies look so good, I wonder how many of those I made years ago? Great pics and explanations. Love you---Mom

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  2. made these today they turned out soo good! Thanx...I had to laugh after I made the cookies I started dinner looked at the recipe and its from you! (baked potato soup)

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  3. That is pretty funny! I haven't made that Baked Potato Soup in years! I hope its good :)

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