We’re big fans of cookies, all kinds of cookies. We do not discriminate against baked goods because of their ingredients… for the most part. There is one thing we won’t stand for in our cookies though. And that thing is this guy.
I mean, really. The worst part is when you don’t even realize they are there. You are just sitting there innocently eating what you THINK is a delicious chocolate chip cookie and WHAM! a raisin gets you.
So we decided to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, the way god intended oatmeal cookies to be made. And they were delicious. For real, addictive. That fantastic mixture of sugar and salt and melty goodness. We ate more than half without realizing it, put the remaining 12 cookies in the freezer to keep us from eating them only to find one of our roommates had consumed ALL of them by herself over the course of a week. She claims she thought we were all eating them. False. (But if I had known she was eating them, I totally would have eaten them too.) We were also going to give some to a friend, and then we didn’t because we wanted them for ourselves. You may call us bad people, but the COOKIES MADE US DO IT! [Also, these cookies are practically healthy. There are some oats floating around all that chocolate.]
So here’s how to make these delicious little monsters. (inspired by the homesick texan). Ours made about 50 cookies.
.75 cup butter (at room temp.)
.75 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
.5 tsp. baking soda
2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with Pam.
Step 2: Mix the butter, sugar and egg together with a hand mixer until creamed.
Step 3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
Step 4. Use a regular spoon to put the dough on the baking sheet in even-sized balls.