Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give this recipe a 7. Of course I accidentaly messed up on the ingredients when I was cooking them last night. That's one thing I hate about cooking on Friday night, can't just run out and buy the stuff you forgot. But I substituted 1/4 cup oil for part of the butter and I added the sugar after the chocolate chips... so who knows how good they could have been. My suggestion is that you check all ingredients before starting and pay attention, unlike me. HA!!! Get this! While I'm typing this blog a lady from church called. Why? to ask me about these cookies and how much I would charge to make her 5 or 6 dozen! So the recipe must be better than I thought. So this may be a 8 or 9 then. You decide.

You will need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened (or vegan margarine)

  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or raw sugar)

  • 2 eggs (or 1 cup applesauce)

  • 2 tablespoons milk (or soy/nutmilk)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (or wheat flour)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or carob chips)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (if you like nuts, I don't)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.

  3. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes.

  4. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.


  1. Ooh! I am so going to try this recipe. Jeff and I both love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I'm always open to trying a new recipe. (Jeff thinks I'm weird because I don't like adding nuts)

    Are you going to accept her offer to bake cookies?

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  3. Try that again... About the pizza crust, I used white, unfortunately. I decided to follow the recipe with no modifications and then if the crust turned out well, I'd begin doing part whole wheat and part white. Let me know what happens if you use whole wheat!