Sunday, July 06, 2008

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I am quite boring when it comes to cookies. I like Nestle Toll House morsels and shortbread. I might doctor them up by adding spices or oats, but the basic cookie dough has always pleased me just fine.

Oh? Did you think I had a super-secret recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? Nope. I decrease the sugar and salt from the original recipe but that's about it. I ran out of brown sugar so these cookies are looking a little pale with just white sugar. They were still very good though!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

For 3 dozen cookies, you'll need:
2 1/4 cups flour (Sometimes I do half white and half whole wheat flour if I'm feeling healthy.)
2 eggs
2 sticks or 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 12-oz package chocolate chips
1 cup oats

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

The butter must be softened at room temperature for ideal texture. Cream 2 sticks butter with 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Beat in 2 eggs, 1 egg at a time.

Add 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and beat again.

Add 1 package of chocolate chips and 1 cup oats and mix by hand with a wooden spoon.

Spoon 2-inch balls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.

I like my cookies soft and chewy, so I remove them from the oven when the centers are slightly undone. Use a spatula to remove the cookies onto a cooling rack.

Eat right away for soft and gooey chocolate cookies, or save for later when the cookies will be soft and chewy.


That's the last recipe from lil' sis's 21st birthday bash.

My other cookie recipes:
Chocolate Ginger Cookies So Easy Even a 2-year-old Can Make Them
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies
Meyer Lemon Shortbread Bars
Shortbread Cookies with Brown Sugar
Shortbread Cookies with Lavender
Slightly Spiced (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg) Molasses Cookies

1 year ago today, late night Mexican food runs for nachos especial and carne asada, al pastor, buche, and cabeza tacos at Carnitas Michoacan - Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights).


  1. Is it a close up shot or are your cookies massive? every time I try to bake some cookies I ended up burning them. By the way thanks for the banh trang, got them at the weekend. I'll definitely let you know when I make something with your banh trang. The hubby says thanks for all the good recipes as well :D

  2. yummy cookies. i just made some this past weekend with the chocolate chip and caramel. hits the spot but i think i will have to make some more oatmeal toffee instead. for great cookie recipes, you should try cookie madness blog.

  3. Hedgehog,
    Close-up. The cookies were about 3 inches in diameter. Try removing the cookies from the oven before they're completely set. Avoids burning and keeps them soft and chewy.

    There's lots of cookie blogs out there, I'm just rather boring in that I only like a few cookies. :P

  4. ........ I think I love you. Or I'm just trying to wrangle a cookie from ya. :)

  5. Cringe Schrapnel,
    Haha! The Cajun VNese shrimp boil doesn't bring out the professions of love but cookies do? ;)


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