Sometimes you want a chocolate chip cookie. Other times you want an oatmeal cookie. Why not have both at the same time? I can’t recall where I first found this modern day recipe, but like most cookie recipes, it’s easy to prepare, and delicious.
By the way, I use almond extract instead of vanilla, and it really gives the cookies some extra zing.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla and stir. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and blend into butter mixture a little at a time. Mix in the quick oats and fold in the walnuts, (if desired), and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for about 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
*Almond extract may also be used.
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