Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is a recipe, adapted slightly, from one my mom made when she was baking for teen-agers and I did the same, usually doubling the recipe and mixing it in the large (Braun) mixing machine, using the hook attachment for mixing in the dry ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, room temp.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sliced almonds (optional)

Method:
  1. Beat butter, adding sugar, eggs and vanilla, until well mixed.
  2. In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients together and then add to wet mixture, stirring until thoroughly mixed in.
  3. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and almonds.
  4. Drop by Tbsp onto cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 11 minutes or until barely golden in color.

I learned a trick from my fellow recipe contributor, Marg, to bang the cookie sheet on a hard, heat resistant surface as soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven. This makes them shrink down, for that chewy texture. Yield: 3 1/2 - 4 dozen

16 comments:

  1. great cookie recipe ~ I learned that trick years ago, it really doe make all the difference :)

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  2. Never heard of that "technique" but will have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe and the tip.

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  3. Will bake some today! and try out the 'new' technique :) MGCC is a blog I visit almost every day!

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  4. i just made a recipe almost identical to this the other day, but with raisins. i think next time, I'll go with this recipe and try the technique to keep them chewy (i usually undercook them slightly for that chewy texture).

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  5. I just received a new recipe from a friend, similar to this. Except it called for an even amount of choc chips and skor bits, omit the nuts, and substitute coconut. The coconut & skor bits make it crunchy, but the "bang" makes it chewy-great combination!
    BTW, like your blog a lot!!!

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  6. Those are beautiful cookies- and w/ oatmeal I can justify them as being a healthy snack! Thanks!

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  7. Great recipe! I love the idea of putting almonds in...I'll be sure to try that. I make a cookie that is similar, and to make it more healthy, I use whole wheat flour in place of the white, and substitute 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds in place of 1/4 cup of oats. The flax seeds have a nice "nutty" smell, but other than that there is no noticeable difference!

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  8. Saw this recipe this morning, and tackled it a while ago. They are kid approved!! Thank you so much! It's nice to find recipes for things I already have on hand! Made it with out the nuts though, if had had some pecans I would have definately added those.

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  9. I must try your cookie recipe tonight to take to the older women in our church tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. my son & I made these today with my new Kitchen Aid mixer! They are wonderful!!!!

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  11. I must try these soon when my granddaughter is here to help.At 4 she is an expert on baking Chocolate Chip Cookies,or so she thinks.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  12. That is a neat hint! I'll have to try that because I looove chewy cookies. And my mom is always on the lookout for the 'ultimate' chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe. I guess her grandmother's were the best ever and nothing else has ever lived up. So I figure I'll give it at least one more go!

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  13. Love that trick!
    I've been doing it ever since I saw Ina Garten do it with her brownies. Works wonders for that chewy texture!

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  14. This cookie recipe is a must try - your blog is very special and I will add to my favorites to visit often.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Oatmeal cookies are always good..I can't pass up a good recipe! Thank you.

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  16. I made these...they are so delicious and they freeze nicely.
    Grand kids loved these.

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