Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


After the Valentine's Day chocolate overdose, you'd think I might slow down with the chocolate and bake just a regular raisin oatmeal cookie. But I'm not in the mood for regular, and I made my go-to oatmeal cookies recipe with a hint of chocolate. Chocolate chips that is. It's interesting to see how just a small change of ingredients like that makes the cookies entirely different: adding raisins to this recipe makes them taste very hearty, and deceptfully healthy. While adding chocolate chips makes you feel like you're eating a very bad, naughty cookie that packs on the pounds as you are. But this is a baking-blog, and baking mostly involves calorie-studded goods, so I hope you don't mind me boosting about this sinfully delicious recipe! Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Quaker Oats®

Ingredients:
- ½ pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:
- Heat the oven to 350°F.
- Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack.



Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


And let's take a moment to gush about my new paper straws! ♥
I ordered them from Sweet Table Shop, and they came in the cutest package!

Swirled Paper Straws

5 comments:

Liz @ Tip Top Shape said...

I love oatmeal cookies with chocolate thrown in!! Great recipe :D

Becca said...

I am usually not a fan of raisins in my oatmeal cookies, but for some reason I'm mad craving an oatmeal raisin cookie now. But these chocolate chip ones look very nice too :)

And yes, those straws are VERY adorable! :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Yum, these look wonderful!! x

miss b said...

I love oatmeal in biscuits and with chocolate chips and a touch of cinnamon - these sound delicious
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

VelezDelights said...

Great twist to the normal oatmeal-raisin cookies!