7/15/11

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I lived in Ohio for 8 years of my childhood and I remember the Quaker Square in Akron that my Mom would take us to.  My memory is a bit fuzzy, but it use to be where Quaker Oats originally operated which had turned into a mall.  And when I say mall it was more of a couple of gift stores and an ice cream parlor. OHHH and one of those photo booths where you put on costumes from wayyy back in the day and take a black and white photo in a saloon.  My Mom FORCED my 3 sisters and I to do this.  The photo is hilarious to me because we didn't smile so we just look scary - like a pack of creepy kids.  Anyways, this place had HOT Oatmeal Cookies with only one raisin in the center!  I am not a fan of raisins so this was ideal.  It is funny, but 15+ years later and I remember the BEST Oatmeal Cookie I have ever had.

This recipe is super EASY and really really good!  If I blog about it is a keeper!  :)

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (could use raisins...ewww)
1 cup walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla with a hand held mixer until well blended. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until just combined.

 
Fold in rolled oats, chocolate chips and walnuts (if desired). Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  (parchment paper is a must when baking people!)

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.  I say this but I always put them on wax paper because I only own one rack and the wax paper works and I just trash it.

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