Tuesday, July 12, 2011

chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from heaven.

there is a recipe that every lady-cook knows by heart. the go-to recipe.
it always works and everyone always loves it. this is THAT recipe for me.

that's because the special ingredient in these cookies is a tear from a unicorn. or maybe it's an eyelash from harry potter. i forget. but how magical is that?

ok, i'm lying. you have all this stuff in your cabinet.

i'm not going to write out the ingredient list because i'm too lazy. so sue me. but let me just say. use butter not margarine. the devil sweats margarine...so ya, it can't be good for you. and use real vanila. stop it with your fake ingredien-ths.



Chewy McGooey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
*assuming you're using your kitchen aid
2 sticks butter(softened in microwave for 30 seconds or left out for an hour)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
--mix well
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to this mix add:
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
--mix
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then add 2 eggs and mix on low until egg is just mixed in. don't over mix.

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to that mix add:
 alternating 1 cup flour, then 1 cup oats, then 1 cup flour, then 1 cup oats while mixer is on
(yes, for those mathematicians that's 2 cups flour and 2 cups oats total)
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i like to scrape down the bowl before i add chocolate chips.


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last add
half of the bag of chocolate chips
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--mix for seriously 5 seconds.  you don't want to break up the chips.
and i make my cookies oversized. they are better this way, trust me and my extra 10 lbs i have hanging around.

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don't be afraid of my pan. those brown edges add flavor.
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so the secret key is to make the cookies ginormous and bake at 350 for like 11 minutes until BARELY, a tiny bit brown on some of the tops.  you almost want them to look a little undercooked because they cook a tad more on the pan when you take them out. let them set for a couple minutes before digging in.

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ahhh, soft, chewy love.

then have someone else clean up.

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yes if you look closely there is a vitamin water ZERO in the background. save those calories for the cookies, ladies.

38 comments:

  1. Oh I just made oatmeal raisin cookies and now I totally regret not making oatmeal chocolate chip! Yum!

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  2. I am baking these cookies. Right now. Because we have company coming over. And they look delicious.

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  3. Yum! you know, i don't really need to make these. Yours look pretty delicious to me, so I'll just give you my address and you can stick a few in the mail. thanks. :)

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  4. Your pan is looking a little better... and only 10 extra pounds? You've got me beat.

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  5. I just packed up all my baking sheets, so this was kind of rude.

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  6. I am inspired! But me and cookie-making have a sorted past. It's to the point where it's just embarrassing. Maybe I should just stick to cooking and leave baking to the gifted ones.

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  7. Sounds srum-diddly-unptious!

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  8. I am so hungry right now. These look amazing!

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  9. OH yes, these will be whipped up in this household, very very soon. YUM....love the tip on making them larger and the reminder that it is okay if they don't look all the way done at the end...they keep on simmerin.

    hope you are all doing fabulou-th.

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  10. yummy yummy deliciousness.
    don't you just wish you had a fairy godmother to clean when done baking.

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  11. yum! grant is the "baker" in our house. one trick he uses that his mom taught him is that he balls the dough and freezes it. that way it is so easy to make cookies whenever you want. if you can wait, and if you (or your husband) doesn't eat all the frozen dough.

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  12. if you legitimately made these today, i'm sending the hubs over right now to get me one! :)

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  13. This is my first post on your blog-which I love! I had to comment because I grew up on this exact recipe!!! And now my kids love it too. I just made it for a bunch of company over the 4th of July and I had multiple requests for the recipe. I also use the same recipe and swap out raisins for the chocolate chips. Equally yum-o!

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  14. and you picked the day I begin my low-carbing to post this?! agghhh. looks simply delish
    <3

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  15. I too have some gnarly looking cookie sheets. It does add flavor. What is pathetic is that I have never had chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Now I have to make some.

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  16. Thanks for sharing. My family will eat just about anything if I put chocolate chips in it!

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  17. Stop with the ridiculously yummy cookie recipes. I can't control myself! So making these tomorrow...

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  18. oh my gosh yum! why do you do this to me?? gonna have to make a batch this week :)

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  19. First, I need one of these right now, with a huge glass of milk, and then I might need to snag that bird measuring cup:)

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  20. It's ridiculous how much I love these cookies. And now I must make them asap.

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  21. Gosh this post ALMOST makes me want to bake.
    But instead I'm just going to go to whole foods and pick up some of their delicious monster cookies (thanks to Jeanna for getting me hooked on them...) but I'm going to star this post so that some day when I have some unicorn tears I can actually bake those amazing cookies of yours. Someday.
    Love,
    Jenn

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  22. They look so yummy! Hey... did you ever get the flip flops I sent you?!

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  23. yay! I was going to ask you for this recipe (or maybe i did and then forgot?...pregnancy brain is a real thing for me) I need to make these soon
    Thanks love

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  24. I baked these last night and you're clearly right...from heaven! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Just pinned this to my 'sweet' board on pinterest. In this case though, I'm going to stop pinning and bake immediately. Yum! Thanks in advance :)

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  26. First of all, Jami, I must confess that I just peep a little that you commented on my BLOG!!!!!!!! I stalk you religiously, love your humor and pictures and real-ness...but that you read MINE!! I just can't stand it! Thank you.

    Next, I'm baking your cookies as we speak...I've eaten more batter than healthy and love it. Mine are a little flat though...butter too soft, too much mixing. Don't worry - they'll eat!

    Thank you for reading....come back anytime.

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  27. me and my 20-extra-lbs-hanging-around-and-i-don't-even-have-postpartum-to-blame need those. like yesterday. darn you, mrs. nato. darn you.

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  28. I have been on the search for a good oatmeal cookies recipe! Will DEFINITELY be making these. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  29. making these today. so excited.

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  30. Just made these this morning and had one for breakfast. (There's oatmeal in them, right?) They were awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

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  31. it's officially a heat index of 106 right now but i couldn't help but make these little babies (especially since i can take them to Bible study tonight and not be tempted to eat them all myself!) :) jami THANKS for your blog; i'm grateful for you! :) [even though we are strangers!] :)

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  32. i am slightly embarrassed to admit how many times i have made these since you posted the recipe. but....i did want to let you know that this is now my go-to cookie. so delicious and turn out perfect every time. thank you!

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  33. Just made these for the first time. The hubs saw me looking at the recipe the other night and almost drove to the story at 11pm to get brown sugar so I could make them right then. He'll be a happy guy when he gets home from work. They are uh.mazing!

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  34. I LOVE this recipe! Thank you thank you thank you!!! It's my new go to and so easy. My waist doesn't thank you, but my taste buds do. xo

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