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.
- 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
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.