I hate to say it but I love sweets. I guess that is how I keep my amazing figure. Haha. Anyways, I am a huge fan of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like my cookies semi-dense with a little bite but not too chewy. Along the same path I like my cookies to be thick and not too thin. I have experimented with all different ratios of butter, shortening and sugar. In the end I believe that I have discovered the ultimate recipe. The cookies come out thick but not too dense. You will have to try them for yourself.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 stick butter
- 6 tbs shortening
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together the butter, shortening and sugars until creamy. This will take a couple of minutes. Make sure the mixture is light and fluffy before you proceed.
Slowly add the eggs one at a time. Make sure to beat the first one in before adding the second one. Once the eggs are fully incorporated add the vanilla.
Add flour, baking soda and salt. I used to sift the flour and other dry ingredients together, but come on, who has time for that. I have made this recipe both ways and it comes out great both ways. Actually the cookies have a better texture when you do not sift the flour. So just slowly add the flour to the mixer.
Once the flour is incorporated add the oats. Then incorporate the chocolate chips by hand. You can use the mixer, but it will break them up and you might end up with pieces instead of chips.
Form the dough into 1 to 1.5 tbs sized portions and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I have found that a cookie scoop is a good investment. They sell them in various sizes at bed bath and beyond. Amazon also has them Cookie Scoops. They have them in all sizes and shapes.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remember that if the top is browned the bottom will be really browned. So check the edges of the cookies to see if the cookies are done.
Cool for 1 minutes on cookie sheets then remove to a wire rack to cool.
You can also change this up and make them cinnamon raisin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with addition of 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 1/2 cups of raisins instead of chocolate chips.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.