It took me many years to come around to oatmeal cookies. I just never got them. Why would you have raisins and oats when you could have chocolate chips and white flour? About two weeks ago I started to mature as a person and realized the error in my ways. Both types of cookies are valuable and deserve respect.
With the open bag of chocolate chips in my kitchen tempting me at every pass, I decided to do something crazy. Oatmeal and chocolate chips! Together, in one cookie! Not a novel idea according to the internet, but for me, this was unexplored territory. The result was a soft, chewy cookie that some guy I met at a party said was “really good.” I call that a success.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Controversial: I melted the butter. I don’t have an electric mixer and this was the easiest way around it. If you are a Queen you probably own a mixer and should stick with solid butter.
Add in the brown sugar and eggs.
Mix until you get a smooth consistency.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Fold in the oats and chocolate chips. THEN! Let this mixture rest in the fridge for about a half-hour. This is when the magic happens *celebrity gestures to bedroom.* Now is a good time to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
On a lined baking sheet, dollop out the dough. I should have used two baking sheets, but instead I made huge cookies too close together.
After ten minutes in the oven they browned around the edges. Let them cool as long as you can handle it.