It’s that time of the year when baking for others is not only about gifting something sweet, but it has major therapeutic benefits for the baker.
No matter what level of cook or baker one is, a simple recipe for cookies is an excellent way to express your creativity, and a great way to relieve stress.
Here’s a delicious, moreish recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, guaranteed to fill your home with a warm, comforting aroma.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup un-salted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup white sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chunks -or- chocolate chips; semi-sweet -or- milk chocolate (your choice)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a non-stick baking sheet).
- You’ll need two bowls; large one for dry and and smaller one for wet ingredients.
- In the large bowl, sift together; flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In the smaller bowl, cream together the butter, brown and white sugars, and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy, then stir in the vanilla, and slowly add the beaten eggs and blend well together.
- Stir the dry ingredients in the creamy mixture until just blended (do not over mix).
- Mix in the quick oats and chocolate chips.
- Stir enough (not too much stirring) to get everything evenly distributed.
- Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
- Cool cookies on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer onto a cookie wire rack to cool completely….but, it’s always nice to pinch a warm cookie before they are completely cooled.
These cookies make a great contribution for a cookie exchange.
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