After wedding-dress shopping with my sister and mom this past Saturday, we decided to bake some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! You can see from the picture above that this is my mom's recipe, straight from her 'recipe box'. Its labeled as Raisin Oatmeal Cookies (with an option to sub chocolate chips), but I only like the chocolate chip version! Here it is:
1 Cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Slat
1 teaspoon Cinnamon or 1 teaspoon Vanilla (or use both!)
1/2 Cup Margarine or Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Cups Quick-Cook Oats
1 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (or Raisins!)
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon) together.
3. In a separate bowl large bowl, cream together butter/margarine with the two sugars (you can use a mixer or just the back of a fork!)
4. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla (if you are using it) to the 'cream mix'. Add the mixed dry ingredients, stirring all together.
5. Add the oats and chocolate chips (or raisins) Stir.
6. Using a cookie scoop (see pic below), scoop small balls of dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. (If you don't have a cookie scoop just use a regular small teaspoon!) Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. (You will need 2 large cookie sheets, but my mom recommends baking 1 at a time so that your cookies cook evenly).
This recipe yields approx. 40 small cookies. If you want more, just double the recipe! If you're having guests over and want to serve warm homemade cookies, this is a great dough to make ahead of time, refrigerate, and bake when ready!