Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love a good chocolate chip cookie.

This is the recipe that I grew up on. In my mind, these were the be-all, end-all.

Until I met the cyclist.

He baked his cookies for me and I was blown away to find that I could equally love a chocolate chip cookie with NO oatmeal (of course, I could have just been hypnotized by his charm and good looks).

But these are still a favorite.

(Do NOT ask me to pick between the two.)

Mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 pound butter, softened or 2 cups shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 T vanilla (if you know me, you know I swapped some almond extract for a bit of the vanilla)
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
5 cups oatmeal
4 cups flour
1 bag chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Mix in soda, baking powder, salt, oatmeal and flour. Add chocolate chips.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Let cool on wire rack on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


Katie said...

I love oats in cookies. It gives they a lovely chew. These look perfect

Erin Bradley said...

I will be living off these the next few days while Miah is out of town. They look yummy, and we all know I am a sucker for oatmeal/chocolate cookies....or any cookie, treat, or fatty substance.

Don't tell him I am cheating on our ridiculous bet.


Maureen said...

You don't know me but I can't go a min. more without telling you how much I look forward to your yummy posts..I told Lindsey I make most of them..Love, Lindsey Perry's AuntieM..

Maureen said...

oppssy. Parry!!

Megan said...

Katie: Thank you for the kind comment. I enjoyed looking through your apples and spice blog. The pumpkin cupcakes with candy corns look delicious! I will have to make them next autumn.

Erin: I didn't realize Miah was gone! These cookies are certainly worth the $100 if he catches you!

Maureen: So glad you stop by! Any friend or relation of Lindsey's is more than welcome.

Courtney said...

Made these today - they are delicious and make a ton. I am making the andes mint cookies from the cookie bake off later.