Most people like oatmeal raisin cookies. But I’m not most people. If you’re going to give me something healthy (oatmeal), then I want something indulgent as well – chocolate. And that’s why I love this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. It makes me feel like I’m being healthy (who am I kidding?) yet satisfies my sweet tooth. So, go ahead and fill your cookie jars with this awesome treat. Chocolate lovers will love the chips, and whole-grain seekers will appreciate the natural oats. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 36 cookies
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 ½ cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Onto greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.