Friday, December 21, 2012

Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the recipe on the inside of the cover of the Quaker Oats Oatmeal box.  One of my friends made them for my cookie exchange.  They were the only cookies my son would eat, including the ones I made.  He wouldn't even try mine.  Nice.  I decided to give these a try.  She simply replaced the raisins with chocolate chips and voila!  I ran the oatmeal through my food processor to break it down a little bit.

Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/2 cup (1 stick) and 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup chocolate chips


1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.

2.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3.  Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

4.  Add oats and chocolate chips; mix well.

5.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

6.   Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Store tightly covered.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Bar Cookies:  Bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan.


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