Friday, October 10, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love these cookies. At least I did last night when I ate way too many of them. I love chocolate chip cookies, but I was craving something a little heartier (dare I say healthier?) when I made these. I am in no way claiming that these are healthy cookies, but something about adding oatmeal to cookies makes them seem heartier and good for you. It's not true, but I like the thought anyway. So for my 100th post, I give you Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 18

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 T vanilla bean paste
1 3/4 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t kosher flake salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*
Beat the butter and sugars together, using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until just incorporated, then add the vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter a little bit at a time until just incorporated. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir in by hand. Drop cookies in 3 T mounds on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until just starting to turn golden. Cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Holler said...

Mmmmmmmm, lovely! One of these would go really well with hot chocolate at break-time. Sigh, well I suppose that will just be a yoghurt and water for me then :(

Michele said...

whooohooo! Congrats on the 100th post!
The cookies look mighty tasty too. I love oatmeal in my chocolate chip cookies.

Meg said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and these are the best I have ever seen.

I love using vanilla bean paste!

Parker said...

I just love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I think I will make a batch of cookies today, thanks!

Juliet said...

Your cookies look really good!

Sharon said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I've never used vanilla paste before, but I'd love to try. Oh, and of course oatmeal makes them healthy(er...) :)

Lalycairn said...

Yummm. My favorite cookie, oatmeal chocolate chip. :) Congrats on the hundreth post!! I'll be around when you break 200. . .

Joanna Vaughan's Cape Cod Photoblog said...

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies...but I'm definitely going to be making this recipe the next time I get a craving. I love your recipes. They're so comforting...my favorite kinds of food!

Leslie said...

You have a very lovely blog! I am sure to be back!
Thank you for your visit to mine and your comment on my vanilla bean post!

Jenny said...

What a great classic looking cookie! Heaven knows I could eat way too many of these beauties!

Foodycat said...

Happy 100th post! And a lovely one it is.

Bridgett said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I love chocolate chip cookies in any way, shape or form. Yours are making me crave a few!

Anonymous said...

Hello

Congrats on your 100th post. I want to make a comment on the cookie recipe. What is Kosher flake salt, and where can you get it. If it is a large flake salt won't it be difficult to sift it in with the flour mixture using a strainer.

croquecamille said...

No way! I'm baking oatmeal cookies right now! And something about putting oatmeal in cookies seems to make them appropriate for breakfast... :)

Apples and Butter said...

Holler - you have better will power than I!

Michelle, Parker and Juliet - Thanks! Aren't oatmeal cookies the best?

Meg and Sharon - I use vanilla bean paste in absolutely everything. I don't even buy vanilla extract anymore.

lalycairn - I hope you will be!

Joanna - your beautiful photography and wonderful quotes are comforting to me so we're even!

Leslie - Thanks for coming by!

Jenny - I ate most of them myself - ahhh the perils of baking.

Foodycat - Thank you!

Bridgett - every time I see this post, I want to make another batch - doing my best to hold out now!

Anonymous - I do use kosher flake salt and I get mine at Trader Joe's. Most of the flakes will not sift through my strainer, but I go ahead and throw them in anyway so I can put all of the dry ingredients in at the same time. I simply turn the strainer over and let whatever won't sift through, fall out into the bowl.

Croquecamille - we must have been on the same wave length with these!