Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have always been one of my favorite desserts to make. I usually have the ingredients in my pantry, they are fairly easy to make, they are sturdy enough to be transported, one recipe makes a lot and everyone loves them! Last summer, I made them for my group presentation at MedImmune and in a 1.5 hour meeting of about 20 people, all 60 cookies were eaten! Last fall, I made them and sent them in shipment overseas to my coworker's fiance's army troop. I heard that they survived the trip and the troops loved them. Recently, I made them for the lab barbecue and our Outer Banks trip and now I can finally put this recipe on my blog!

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 C butter, softened
3/4 C granulated sugar
3/4 C white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp warm water
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 tsp salt
2 C oatmeal
12 oz chocolate chips

1. Cream butter and sugars in mixer on medium speed.
2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until creamy.
3. Add baking soda in water and beat to combine.
4. Add flour and salt gradually and beat on low-medium speed to combine.
5. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips.
6. Refrigerate batter overnight.
7. The next day, preheat oven to 370 degrees.
8. Drop by heaping tablespoons on non-stick cookie sheets, flatten slightly with your fingers and bake 9 minutes (a cookie scoop is great for this).
9. Cool and serve! Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

Difficulty: Medium
Debbie's Rating: 10
Labmate's rating: Great cookies!
OBX Beach House Rating: Yum.


  1. interesting recipe - ive never heard of refridgerating over night and then baking them (although I do freeze the batter sometimes for a later date if I dont need a ton of cookies all at once). i will have to try these soon!

  2. My mom always refrigerates her cookie batter overnight-- it makes the cookies spread less and stay softer. I do it when I can/ have time. You should try it! :-)

  3. Those look delicious and I love that you do not make them with raisins!

  4. Thanks! I find that people like chocolate chips a lot better than raisins so they are always pleasantly surprised!