Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies

A family recipe:

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, not packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (I use whole wheat, but you can use whatever)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
you can add pecans or other nuts if you wish...and I have also added wheat germ before and you can't tell it is in there...oh, and I have added up to a cup of dried cranberries without a problem.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut, and rolled oats.  If you are adding wheat germ, add it here.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well combined.
Add whatever "stuff" you are adding in...dried fruit, chocolate chips, nuts...make them yours, right?
Mix until well combined.
Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with a silpat liner.  Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are firm enough for your taste.  (Please note:  I always check them at 10 minutes, and I always put them back in for a few more minutes, as my oven is "wonky" at 350...I usually regret the last minute or two.) Cool on sheet before removing to a rack.
Also note:  I made 40 cookies from the recipe above, with another roll of dough in the freezer that will probably make 24 or so.  This makes a good size batch of feel free to make a half batch :) 

Have you met me?  I don't do the half batch!  Cookies will be my downfall.

Today I am thankful for:  my cold starting to disappear.  I can see!  I can breathe! woo-woo!  A few more days and I should be right back to "normal".


  1. Thank you for remembering to post the recipe! Your knitted animals are so adorable. I have also made a few using Natural Suburbia patterns.

  2. I've not tried any Natural Suburbia patterns, but they look really cute! must look them up! Glad the cold is waning.

  3. I'm not surprised that you made both...they are so cute and those cookies look so good it's a shame I'm trying to cut down my sugar intake at the moment...maybe for a treat in a couple of weeks!

    Hope you feel well soon...I'm sure those cookies will help....

  4. Your animals are adorable! I can't wait to see the penguin :) The cookies sound delicious... and we have all but the chocolate chips in the pantry. Guess chips will be going on the shopping list for tomorrow ;-)

  5. I love all of those critters and can't wait to see the penguin.

  6. I love those little guys, I can imagine they were tricky to stuff, but they do look great!

  7. I love them, Natalie! The penguins will be adorable. But those squirrels have stolen my heart! Goodness, how cute!

  8. oh how cute! i love the little animals! i need to try lindas patterns too. what a yummy cookie that looks like!