RECIPE

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes basic is best – particularly when it comes to baking. The oatmeal cookie recipe under the lid of Quaker Oats has proven to be the best oatmeal cookie recipe out there for me  – especially if you skip the raisins and replace with chocolate chips. I’ve adapted it slightly over the years and now it has become a family favorite.  You can also add chopped dried cherries which are a perfect compliment to the chocolate chips.

Bonus! This is a great way to get some fiber in your kids.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups oats (uncooked – any variety)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
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Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla – beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt  and cinnamon – mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and oats – mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool one minute on cookie sheet – remove to wire rack.

Cool completely and store tightly covered.

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