I wanted to make some cookies today to freeze because I know I have a busy couple of weeks coming up. I wanted something different than what I usually make, but I wanted a recipe that I knew would turn out and that we would like.
I decided to make a recipe that came from my older sister. I have made them before, but it has been quite a few years. I had actually forgotten about the recipe, but there it was buried in my recipe box. I am glad I found it again.
My sister has made this recipe for years, at least I assume she still makes it. I know she made these cookies all the time years ago. I don’t know where she got the recipe, but she labeled it Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Well, I think these cookies are very good, but I really don’t think they taste like a Mrs. Field’s cookie. So, I just call them Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.
I really like these cookies. They at least seem healthier because the have oatmeal in them. What my kids liked about them was the texture. You grind the oatmeal in the blender to make it fine like flour. This helps you get the flavor and benefit of oatmeal with out the texture of it. It is a great trick.
I made these this morning and I had them sitting out on the counter. We had to have a repairman, there was actually two, come to fix a seal on my oven this afternoon. When they left I sent them each with couple of these cookies. They were thrilled. I love it when I can give food away. I love to cook and it is a nice way to do something small for someone. I saved out just a few to eat and the rest will go into the freezer.
So, here is the recipe.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cup oatmeal, ground in blender (measure then grind)
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts ( I leave these out because my kids do not like nuts)
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla mix until well combined. Add dry ingredients including oatmeal. Mix well and then add chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Enjoy!