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Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookies by Leah

As part of my ongoing “going through my files” efforts I found this, made by my ex, Leah. Here’s a great recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies most often lack oatmeal. Oatmeal Cookies typically have only raisins to accompany them. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my favorite cookie combination!


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.

Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended.

Mix in the quick oats and chocolate chips.

Refrigerate dough two hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 335F

Break or cut off 1-2” chunks, smash between hands to flatten.

Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes: I use regular oats instead of quick cooking because I like the density. I replace some brown sugar with muscovado sugar, up to 1/2 cup for the darker flavor. Instead of adding cinnamon to the batter, sometimes I dip the top of uncooked cookies (after flattening) into a sugar cinnamon mix. 335 is not a typo : ) and sometimes it takes 17+ minutes. I don’t let the bottoms get very brown, the tops still look a little wet, and I do let them sit for five minutes on the hot cookie sheet after removal. Stays chewing and soft inside.

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