Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Out of all the cookie recipes I have tried, this one is most popular and never disappoints. My sister Kim requests I make these cookies for her on a daily basis. This recipe is adapted from the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I have added and subtracted a few ingredients.

I add in chocolate chips instead of raisins (although both would be good too) and I love adding in 1/2 cup of shredded coconut. It doesn't over power the cookie and just gives a hint of sweet coconut flavor.

I hope your family requests these as much as mine does! Enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 4 Dozen Cookies

1 stick plus 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 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 old fashioned Quaker Oats
1/2 cup -3/4cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until creamy.

4. Add in eggs and vanilla, beat well.

5. Add in dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.

6. Add in oats, chocolate chips and coconut and mix well.

7. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet and then remove to wire rack. Cool completely 

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