Lots of emails have come in asking for my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies…
I’ve tried many recipes over my lifetime – and I have to say that these are the best ever.
I use old fashioned rolled oats ((Not quick oats)) and real butter.
The dough is very firm, and I chill it before scooping it out by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheets.
I find it is best to NOT over bake them ---10 minutes is sufficient for my oven at the cabin, let them set a while when removing from oven to let them cool and firm up a bit before transferring to a wire rack.
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats ((May also use gluten free))
1-1/2 cups unbleached flour ((May also use gluten free))
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips ((6 oz))
1 cup chopped walnuts ((optional))
((And yes, you can omit the chocolate chips and substitute raisins or craisins...wonderful!))
Mix in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Add in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Of course, these are BEST when still warm and melty from the oven….but even 24 hours later, they are still chewy and oh so good!
Shown here on my Great Grannie’s china, chai tea with a spot of cream on the side.
The boys just texted – they are on their way back to the cabin from their day of snowboarding, exhilarated, happily tired, and HUNGRY!
There are sweet potatoes baking in the oven.
We grill a lot at the cabin ---and since I bought a huge package of pork chops last time on sale, and froze half, we are having the remainder tonight. Simple fare – I’ll do a salad and a steamed veggie on the side and we will call it good.
After dinner the boys will head back down the mountain.
There has not been as much sewing today ----it was busy having two gas fireplaces installed. When the cabin was quiet once more, I slunk off for a much needed nap.
PDFs of the pages of my new book started coming in this afternoon as well, and I have spent time with those, SO EXCITED, even though I know this is SUPPOSED To be a WEEK OFF for me….
It’s just not possible to leave it. I’ve tried to leave this time just for family, but things keep creeping in. Nevertheless – I’m TRYING and have sent “back in touch Monday” emails to quite a few people.
It can wait until then.
It’s the weekend!