THE BEST OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

A confession.

In another season of life, I used to pry smiles out of my sullen piano students by pulling oatmeal chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. It worked every time. Chocolate chips are skilled that way.

Here’s a bonus tip for music teachers: eating cookies shaves a good 5 minutes off the lesson.

Since I haven’t tasted every possible recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I can’t really claim these cookies are the best. Except they are.

 

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

 

Here’s what I love about this particular oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • It’s easy
  • It’s chewy
  • You have to double it, because you’ll regret it if you don’t.

What more can I ask for?

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are best shared with friends or piano students, along with a nice warm cup of coffee. (Milk for the kiddos, unless you are looking for an easy way get fired).

 

THE STEPS

To make the cookies, the first step is to cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Then you’ll take out your egg beater, and beat the eggs and vanilla until smooth.

When I lived in a cabin off the grid, I used a hand beater.

It was from the forties and very romantic. Now I use a very unromantic electric beater, and I feel no shame, friends, no shame.

I do, however, grind my cinnamon straight from the stick, and that’s a little romantic, isn’t it?

Then come the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon (store-bought is fine, don’t worry) and a dash of cloves. Mix it all together, then add your oatmeal. Combine your dry and wet ingredients, and now you’ve got cookie dough.

 

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies batter

I usually try the dough at this point and tweak it according to how I’m feeling that day. Some days require more chocolate chips. Sometimes I am a cinnamon girl.

Now you’ll want to cover and chill your dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. It’ll help prevent the dough from spreading and makes for a rounder, thicker cookie.

 

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

If you love soft cookies (like I do), take them out after 8 minutes. For crispier cookies, let them bake up to 10 minutes.

 

FINAL TIPS

  • Don’t forget to double this recipe, especially if you have little ones in the house.
  • Keep an eye on the cookies when they’re in the oven, and take them out even if they don’t look ready. They’ll finish browning according to their own internal clock, not yours.
  • If you’re a music teacher, keep a warm cloth nearby. Sticky piano keys are no fun, even when your truly beloved – chocolate – is the culprit.

Related reading: Easy Banana Pancake recipe

 

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe
THE BEST OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 15 min
Cook Time
10 min
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe
THE BEST OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash cloves
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Servings: cookies
Recipe Notes
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Beat in your eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and then stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Add oats to the mix.
  6. Cover, and chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Roll the dough into small balls, and place on cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
  9. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  10. Don't wait until they're completely cool. Life is too short.
2018-02-08T11:30:34+00:00

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