8.09.2012

The Reese Witherspoon of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Why Reese Witherspoon? Because she is the all-American sweetheart, she is a classic, she is sweet and so are these cookies, classic and sweet.
On Monday, I shared a snapshot of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies being made and today I thought I would share the recipe. These cookies are really amazing I must say. The chewiness, the chocolatey-ness and the fact that they don't firm up even a few days after they are baked are major points for me.
I am a fan of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. I am not a fan of raisins at all, you will never find a recipe that includes raisin in it here on the blog. So if you really really like raisins you can just substitute them in the chocolate chips in this recipe and then we can all go on our merry way ok?
Ok the recipe, first, gather together your ingredients.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Preheat your oven to 375. 
In your mixing bowl, cream the butter first.


Once the butter is creamed, then add both sugars or separately like I do.


 Once the butter and sugars are creamed, with a light, fluffy texture then add in your egg and vanilla extract.


It is better if your egg is room temperature because if not it does change the texture of your dough. Give these wet ingredients a good mixing together.


Next add in your flour, baking powder and cinnamon and give the ingredients a good mixing.


Add in the oatmeal and mix again.

 Lastly, add in those delicious morsels of chocolatey goodness and mix it all up.





You can refrigerator the dough at this point for 30 minutes or you can go start into baking.
Scoop the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inch high and space them 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes.



Then remove them from the baking sheet, put them on a rack to cool if you can wait that long then serve, eat and enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk!
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25 comments:

My Life as A Plate said...

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are my favorite!!! I cannot wait to try this recipe.

Susan said...

Yep. Those definitely have to be made in the next 48 hours! Love this recipe!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

OK, first I LOVE the comparison!! And second, do you know I have been searching for an oatmeal choc chip recipe!?!?! I love you Meg!! I will be making these...stat. Thank you thank you thank you!

Courtney said...

They look yummy!

Mal said...

Delish! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Meg Cady said...

Best blog title ever?? I think so
Love cookies, love Reese, love your blog!

so yummy!

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! Oatmeal are my favorite, but add chocolate chips...even better!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I should have known not to click on this link. My granola bar is tasting like dirt right about now.

Beth said...

Yum - you can't beat chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!!

Niki said...

Ha! I love the title! These look SO good.

Laurie said...

yum! they look so tasty! (the title of this post made me laugh!)

Olivia Irwin said...

They look delicious! I might have to go bake now..

Myra said...

omg, i need these. neeeeed.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

YUM!!!!! And your blog title is hilarious!! These look so amazing, I think even my hubby would eat them and he doesn't usually like oatmeal cookies! Thanks for sharing girlie!!!

Alicia Marie said...

MAKING THESE! I'm a sucker for any chewy-kinda cookie! :)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

They look delish!! Oatmeal cookies and snickerdoodles are the only cookies I tolerate (oh and Thin mints!!)

Allison said...

I'm always up for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Yum! Love the Reese Witherspoon reference. Haha.

Lauren said...

Mmm...I actually made chocolate chip cookie bars today and they are so delicious! thankfully I'm taking them to my in-laws tomorrow for dinner or I'd probably eat half the pan(since Hubby would probably eat the other half!)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I don't know why i have never thought about making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies before. I will definitely give these a try! xo

Megan G. said...

Oh my... these look absolutely delicious! I was drooling during the mixing stage, haha!

Ashley said...

Yum these look great!! I might have to give them a try!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

You had me at the title, but the pictures have my mouth watering!

Val said...

These look soooo good. Making them for breakfast tomorrow....THANK YOU.

REBrown said...

These look so good!

Kristin said...

mouth is watering!!!