Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know if I’m cursed, or what, but this past week has just been a flop as far as cooking is concerned. Things got off on the wrong foot when the massaman curry paste I ordered from Amazon failed to show up (it eventually did, like four days late, with a crack in the bottom of the jar. Thanks a lot Prime!) and I had to scramble to figure out a meal to replace that one I had planned. Then I tried a new copycat recipe for Cafe Rio pork that just ended up tasting like enchilada sauce with a bunch of brown sugar mixed into it.

I made cinnamon rolls on Saturday but didn’t realize that the ones in the middle were totally under-cooked until AFTER I frosted them and they couldn’t be popped back into the oven. Rookie mistake! I know these are major first-world problems, but I’m a girl who lives for food! Nothing is more disappointing than wasting time and ingredients on a recipe that doesn’t turn out.

That’s why I love a good ol’ batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (or any type of chocolate chip cookie, for that matter). They never let you down! A few summers ago my friend Gracie brought these to a Memorial Day picnic and I ate about four in one sitting. She was nice enough to give me the recipe, which I promptly lost, of course, but I tracked down one that I’m pretty sure is nearly identical. Since then these have been my go-to if I need to whip up a batch of cookies to take to something, or just have a late-night hankering. The perfect mix of chewy, crispy, and a little bit of chocolate.

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Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with a baking mat.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture and blend until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix salt, baking soda, baking powder, and flour together. Add to wet ingredients.
  5. Add oats, and mix until everything is combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of your mixing bowl, as the oats tend to settle!
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir until just incorporated.
  7. Drop dough by the spoonful onto prepared cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes

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