Friday, December 17, 2010

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Several years ago, I went on a hunt.

For the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Nothing fancy, just a moist, chewy, thick cookie.  I didn't want cookies that spread out across the pan when they baked.  And I didn't want one that was crunchy the next day.  Finally, after trying various recipes, I found this one.  My friend Heather in Tennessee gave this recipe to another friend, Taunya....and it eventually made it's way to me.

Without further ado....

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 T vanilla

Cream together.  Then add:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
2 cups old fashioned oats

After mixing all ingredients well, add in how ever many choc chips you want.  (I usually use an entire regular size bag of chips)

Scoop out by tablespoons and place rounded balls on wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for no more than 10 minutes.  The key is to remove the cookies from the oven when they still appear 'not quite done'.  This helps ensure their chewiness for several days to come.

Cool on cookie sheet or paper towels.

(Another fantastic thing about this recipe is that you can substitute the chocolate chips for raisins and have oatmeal raisin fav!)

I hope you are all enjoying this holiday more week!
Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Haaahaaahaaaa! As I read the first ingredients I immediately thought "This sounds just like my oatmeal cookie receipe!". Sure enough it is! They're Uncle Nill's favorite (minus the chocolate chips) and the entire batch lasts about one afternoon when he's around! A wonderful treat!

Jennifer said...

Cool... I think I'm be bakin these tonight or tomorrow :)

Jen said...

Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Cathy said...

They sound and look delicious. Think I'll try that recipe tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

Starla said...

Let me give you my address so you can mail me some. LOL, just kidding!!! They look great.

junglewife said...

Oil? Really? And not real butter?! You have no idea how happy that makes me! I am always looking for baking recipes that call for oil since real butter is so expensive here! I am going to have to try these, and soon!