As much as I love chocolate chip cookies, I have always had a weakness for soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookies too. The only problem is that a good oatmeal cookie recipe is hard to find.
I finally found one that we love so much, I am required to hide them from the rest of the family. They are thieves when I make them! I’m not sure where I got the recipe so I can’t credit any one but here it is:
SOFT OATMEAL COOKIES
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar (packed)
1 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c flour (I use Better Batter* to make it gluten free)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups chocolate chips
3 cups of gluten free quick cooking oats*
1. Using a mixer, cream together sugars and butter. Add eggs in one at a time followed by the vanilla extract.
2. Mix salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and flour in a small bowl and add to the mixer bowl. **
3. Add the oats slowly, about a cup at a time.
4. I scoop the dough onto parchment covered cookie sheets with a small pampered chef scooper. They are about a tablespoon’s worth of dough, maybe a little less.
5. Place in an oven preheated to 375* and bake for 9 minutes. If you make your cookies a little bigger they will take a little longer. The cookies will look like they aren’t quite done yet, but they will continue to cook as they cool on the cookie sheet. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before removing them.
I don’t know how many cookies it makes because my family eats them as I pull them out. I would say it’s over 2 dozen, though.
** When I originally copied this recipe down, I had written that the powders (flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) needed to be mixed before adding them. Honestly, I don’t do that. I don’t want one more single bowl dirtied while I am baking. So when I add them to the bowl, I just spread each of them out all over the dough so each ingredient isn’t clumped in one area.
Kristina Grum is a Certified Parent Educator who has over a decade of experience working with children, including being a classroom teacher. She currently teaches parenting classes in her local area and writes about shifting parenthood from barely surviving to thriving.