Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. I have rarely looked one in the face and turned it down. But everyone needs a little variety now and again, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies provide just that. These are melty, with bittersweet dark chocolate, chewy dough, and, a surprise nutty oat flavor that makes you think these cookies are actually healthy! (Well, oats are good for you, so there’s that justification.)

These are fun and easy to make and are crazy delicious when dunked in ice-cold milk. They look particularly cute stacked in a mason jar and given as homemade gifts or party favors — give them out with an individual-sized carton of milk and your job is done!

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Notes

*Note: If the dough seems a little dry before you start to spoon it onto your baking sheet, add either a teaspoon of milk or water.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup  plus 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4  cups  sugar
  • egg
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  cup  quick-cooking oats
  • 1  cup  dark chocolate chips
  • 1  tablespoon  milk or water (if needed)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together until well combined and smooth. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder, mixing until well combined. Then, mix in the oats followed by the chocolate chips.*

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and begin to spoon out small balls of dough. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick can come out virtually clean (a little melted chocolate doesn’t count). Remove from the oven, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
83g
64%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
198µg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
128mg
13%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
124µg
31%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
88mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
240mg
34%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
598mg
40%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.