My sister has been blogging about her unique cookie recipes lately, and I figured I’d piggy-back off of her yummy delights and share my own. I have categorized this under “Healthy Eating,” but I really must make a new tab called “Unhealthy Eating, and I Don’t Care!”… or perhaps a simple “Recipes” will do…but that’s not as fun. Anyways, that being said, you could totally “healthy” these up by using better ingredients like whole wheat flour (sometimes I use half whole/half white), raw white & brown sugar, organic chocolate, and so on.
My excuse for making these weekly began with the argument that these are “lactation cookies!” Well, they have oatmeal in them, and that is supposed to boost your milk suppy–works for me! I also think chocolate is healthy. I don’t care what the ingredients say. There are antioxidants in there!!
These are quick to vanish– my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are in demand around the neighborhood here in Costa Rica (since home-baked cookies are hard to come by down here!). My neighbors frequently hint about the upcoming batch, and I’ve gotten tired of handwriting the recipe for our guests. My toddler whines, “tooties/cookies” in his sleep, and my husband sneaks off with half the goods in a day!
So, if you want to try a new twist on the regular Chocolate Chip Cookie, try this:
1.5 sticks butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt (if desired)
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
- Blend softened/melted butter in large bowl with sugars until creamy
- Add vanilla and eggs
- In separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
- Pour dry ingredients into first bowl & stir until blended
- Stir in oats
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Drop by rounded spoonful onto un-greased cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes (I like them mushy, but my husband then calls them “dough cookies.”)
Simple & very sweet. Hope you enjoy!!!