Friday, March 11, 2011

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe... EVER

WARNING: This recipe is dangerous. I once consumed two dozen of these cookies by myself... in one afternoon. These are hands down the most delicious and addicting oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I have ever encountered. I'm not even sure I can bring myself to try another chocolate chip cookie recipe... I have no good reason to. These are life changing cookies.

If you do ONE thing this weekend then let it be to bake a batch of these cookies. Life is short! You can burn off the calories later! These cookies are truly heaven on earth. So ditch the jeggings and go put on your loosest pair of comfy pants. It's time to make some of these bad boys!

*Hallelujah Chorus*


Super Addicitng Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
(adapted from "Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies" at Allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or mint chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips... let your imagination run wild...)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 11-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. (Note: a rookie mistake is to leave the cookies in the oven for longer since they may not appear to be "done" at 11 or 12 minutes. Don't leave them in! They will continue baking on the hot baking sheet once you remove them from the oven.)
  4. Eat at least one cookie warm. It's okay to accidentally ruin one with the spatula while transporting it from the baking sheet to the cooling rack. This is your "test" cookie and should be taste-tested in order to ensure that the rest of the batch is good.
  5. Eat the rest of the cookies for dinner.

10 comments:

  1. Love your tips # 4 and esp #5! I will have to make these now!

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  2. YAYYY!!!! I was seriously laying awake in bed last night... Daydreaming about these cookies... My husband was getting annoyed.. I couldn't stop talking about them! :)

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  3. I was having problems with my weight. Those cookies look simply delicious. Thanks for sharing these recipes, I love eating sweet and healthy things like these.

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  4. I knew tha if Shena made these cookies they woould be amazing. But they were beyond that.
    -Linden-

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  5. Cecania - These cookies are great! I just have to limit my intake or it's no good!

    Linden - you are too kind! ;)

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  6. And your cookies are so kind!
    Even tough they aren't quite kind to diets.:)

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  7. This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Handler Certification.

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  8. making the dough right now and it is amazing!!!!

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  9. Mixing up a batch now. I'll pay close attention to steps #4 and #5!

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  10. Batch in my oven as I type! So excited...looove OCCC!

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