These delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are my kryptonite. I have been making them for so long, I never use a recipe, and most of the time just eyeball it. But lately, I’ve had people ask me for the recipe so I decided to measure everything out.
*I know that cookies are not on any “fertility” diet or any other type of diet for that matter. However, I am a firm believer in the 80/20 rule. And cookies are probably 75% of my 20. You’ve still got to enjoy life, right?
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My biggest tip for making cookies is using a good mixer. When I was 10 years old my grandpa told me that anyone who was serious about baking had to have a KitchenAid mixer, and what Papa Norm said was as gold to me!
I got my first Kitchenaid mixer when I was 14, my mom actually bought it for the house, but I was the only one who ever used it. It went with me to college (I would literally haul it back and forth when I went home for a weekend), it moved to San Diego and back with me, and I finally got a new one when we moved into our new house. I gave it to my cousin, and it is still running to this day….. 18 years later!
I know they are an investment, but clearly worth it! I never had any issues with mine, however, I’ve heard that their customer service is phenomenal if you do.
My first mixer was the 5-quart, when I got a new one I bought the 6-quart. If I had to do it again, I would have either stayed with the 5-quart version or bought at least the 7-quart. KitchenAid’s mixers with 3.5-quart, 4.5-quart, and 5-quart bowls have the tilt-head, and their 6-quart, 7-quart, and 8-quart mixers have the bowl lift mechanism.
I personally like the tilt-head mechanism better because I think it’s easier to add ingredients, and they have a lot of really cute bowl options you can buy separately. My mixer lives on my counter, and I wish I could switch out my stainless steel bowl for this one or this one!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Okay, enough about my KitchenAid obsession. Let’s make some delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
- 1 cup butter, softened*
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon*
- 2 cups oats, you can use old fashioned or quick cook
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 375o
- In your mixer, cream butter and sugars together.
- Add Vanilla
- Add eggs one at a time, making sure to mix in completely before adding the second
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Add dry ingredients to mixer bowl, I typically add about 1/2 cup at a time.
- Add oats and mix well
- Add chocolate chips and mix
- Spoon dough onto cookie sheet. I’ve been using this cookie scoop and it helps me make my cookies a consistent size and makes the dough go farther!
- Bake for 10 min, until cookies are golden brown.
- *To soften butter I like to put it on the stovetop while the oven is preheating. Or you can microwave for about 10 seconds. You can also use Butter Flavored Crisco, which makes them super soft and fluffy, but I think you get a better flavor with real butter.
- * You can cut the cinnamon from 2 tsp to 1 tsp if you prefer less cinnamon flavor
- * I love using these silicone mats on my cookie sheets! They make clean up SO easy and they help keep the bottom of the cookies from burning.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do! Let me know how they turn out and if you changed or added anything!