Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Oatmeal cookies? love! Chocolate chips? make everything amazing! 
Combining two of my favorite things, I whipped up a batch of these cookies on Sunday afternoon right before my home was overrun with teenagers (for youth group of course.) The whole plate of cookies was devoured with comments of "Best cookie ever!" and "I could eat a million of these!" resounding from happy mouths. These are quick and easy and a definite winner in everyone's book.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 
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yields 4 dozen cookies 

1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups quick oats 
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large bowl, cream together margarine, shortening, brown sugar and sugar. Once fluffy and smooth, beat in eggs and vanilla. 

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 

Incorporate flour mixture into the creamed ingredients in three additions. Stir in oats, then chocolate chips.

Place dough in the refrigerator in between batches.

Using a cookie scoop, drop dough by the large tablespoon onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes until edges and tops are just golden. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Oooh these look great. Oatmeal chocolate chip is my fave! I've never added cinnamon though. I'll have to try it!!

  2. Yum! These look great! I really dislike oatmeal raisin, but love the oatmeal part - so oatmeal chocolate chip sounds like a great combination, but so hard to find unless you make yourself! :)

    Just read another blog about toasting the oats in scones - I wonder how these would taste with toasted oats?

  3. Rebekah, I'm the same way about oatmeal raisin...bleh. But chocolate chips? yum! I think toasted oats (at least for a portion of the oats) would be AMAZING. I was thinking of trying that, actually!