The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

         I am one of those people who bakes what is humorously referred to as "funeral food" - you know - food you send to someone when they have suffered the loss of a loved one. So the recipe must be good and something that just about everyone would enjoy. Cue the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
         I have a few recipes for cookies on this site, but this one is very easy & just about fail proof, so I highly recommend it for situations like funerals. And to my friend "S"; I do hope you enjoyed your cookies even though you received them under terrible circumstances. XOXO.

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. 
  3. Place dough in fridge for 1 hour to chill (overnight is also fine)
  4. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not overbake! Cookies may not look completely done, but please remove them from the oven at 12 minutes! 
* Makes 3 dozen cookies*

Source: Adapted from "Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie" from Allrecipes

Nutritional Information: 145 calories per medium cookie, or 3 Weight Watchers points

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