Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal

Chewy Cookies with Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal and Almonds


Recipe by :  Ariel Jasa,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines


What's better than gooey chocolate chips cookies for an afternoon snack?  One with oatmeal added for that extra chew! 

A fool-proof, easy cookie recipe that kids could do with or without a mixer.  It uses 2 kinds of sugar : brown and granulated or the sugar we use for our morning coffee. 

Butter has to be room temperature so it's easy to cream with the sugar.  The almond is for the extra crunch, but it's completely optional.

Usually we would make chocolate chip cookies, or oatmeal raisin cookie - but this one mixes both minus the raisins -- or why not throw that in as well and maybe call it 'Everything but the Kitchen Sink' cookie?

My 12 year old son made the cookies (pictured below),  both my sons claim the taste is comparable to their favorite Chips Ahoy cookies!  I think it's better!  You be the judge!


YOUR SHOPPING LIST:

  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Almond Nuts (optional)

IN THE PANTRY:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar (Granulated)
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • All purpose flour

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup or 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (Granulated)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Instant Oatmeal
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Almonds, toasted and chopped coarsely (optional)


Preheat oven at 350 degree F.

1   Whisk the butter (to cream) and mix in the sugar.  

2   Add the eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly.

3   Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, and add to the butter mixture.

4   Fold in the oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts(optional).

5   Using a small ice cream scoop, portion into about an inch small balls for even sizes.

6   Set on a cookie sheet, spaced about 4 inches apart.

7   Flatten the balls to about 1 1/2 inch diameter.

8   Bake at  350 degree F for 8 - 10 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned.

9   Serve warm or cooled down with milk or ice cream.



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