Friday, August 12, 2016

Soft Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I absolutely love soft baked oatmeal cookies. I was looking for a new oatmeal recipe to try when I came across this one. With a few tweaks here and there I ended up with delicious, chewy cookies. I don't think you can go wrong with this recipe. I love having these cookies with a giant glass of milk or cup of tea. This recipe made over 60 cookies, so I tend to share these with friends or coworkers when I make them.

Adapted from Allrecipes

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups oats, quick cooking or old fashioned
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your over to 325F /160C. In a bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir the flour into the batter until just combined. Mix in the oats, walnuts and chocolate chips.

If you want perfectly shaped round cookies, it's easiest to chill the dough for 10 to 15 minutes before forming the cookies. For perfect circles, roll a spoonful of dough in to a circle and place on an un-greased baking sheet. If you don't mind what your cookie shapes look like, just drop spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. The dough will expand as it bakes, so keep at least 1 to 2 inches of space between the dough. Bake for 12-14, depending on how soft-baked you'd like them. 13 minutes tends to be perfect. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before moving them. Store in an airtight container. Pin It Now!

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