Alright. I know everyone usually has their favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I love my mom's recipe. I use it time and time again. I was having this wild hair for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and tried a recipe on the back of the raisins....LAME. They were hard, thin, and kinda bad. I was ashamed to say that I made them. Which means the were really. really. bad. So I went on a little quest to find a recipe. I asked a dear friend on Facebook if she would send the recipe that is taped to the inside of her mom's cabinet (that's how you KNOW they are awesome), and another dear friend piped in and said she would share hers. Isn't that sweet? She sent it to me yesterday and I took out the butter to soften almost immediately. I finished them up yesterday evening and HOLY COW are they amazing. Like seriously THE BOMB. Definitely worthy of being taped to the inside of my cabinet! I think the secret is blending the oatmeal until it's very very fine, almost powder. I've never done that before but I hear that the Nieman Marcus recipe does the same thing. No wonder these are delicious!
Here's the recipe courtesy of my girl Michelle:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Recipe may be halved):
2 cups butter
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups brown sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend in blender to a fine powder)
24 oz. chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli milk chocolate)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.. Have Fun!!!
Thanks for sharing these Michelle! You are a dear and my butt and thighs appreciate it!
Happy Mucnching BADD girls!