Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days you just want something sweet to munch on. These cookies are fairly easy to make, at least they are if you have a big stand mixer. One of the things I like about them is they stay reasonably soft even days after baking. Not that the lot of them tend to last for days. 🙂

C is for Cookie

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: about 3 dozen cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 14 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups “old fashioned” oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter and sugars until a color has become a pale yellow. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat to combine.
  4. Add the flour, etc. that you mixed together in step one and mix until combined.
  5. Add the oatmeal and the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray). Using a disher scoop 12 balls of dough onto the sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet halfway through the cooking. Cookies should start to brown along the edges when done. Cool for 3-4 minutes and remove to a cooling rack. Repeat until you’ve used up all the dough.

Notes:
I try to take the butter and eggs out of the fridge about an hour before I want to make the cookies. It lets the butter soften and the eggs warm up to room temp. Sometimes I’m in a hurry though so I’ll microwave the butter for about 10 seconds and place the eggs (still in the shell) in a 2-cup measure filled with hot water.

A disher makes scooping out the cookie dough a simple task. I find that rinsing it in warm water every 3-4 cookies helps prevent the dough from sticking to the disher.

Cookies will keep for a week in a tightly covered container.

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