Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I brought cookies to work on Tuesday as a "Thanks-for-helping-me-during-orientation-please-don't-abandon-me-now-that-I'm-on-my-own" offering and I think it worked!  To be fair, my co-workers are fantastic and are always there when I need them (and sometimes even before I realize I need them) but I'm pretty sure the cookies helped seal the deal.

I've been trying to use up the ingredients I have in my pantry so I split the batch.  The first half had dried cranberries and white chocolate, and the other had chocolate chips.  Both were pretty well received.  I also omitted the walnuts because nut allergies make me nervous.  Thanks, Allrecipes!  2050 people can't be wrong, right?

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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