Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know if you have ever had a day that just wasn't going right for you but today was that day.  I was wide awake and then I decided to lay under the covers a little longer since it was so cold.  Well, I fell back to sleep and was 15 minutes late when I woke up with a start.  UGH!  I thought that was going to be it for the day since I did all the dishes last night and washed, dried and folded the laundry.  We even had a talk with my son and he picked his stuffed animal that he was supposed to bring to school and put it in his bag...the night before!!!  Shouldn't everything have run like clockwork in the morning??

WRONG!!!  I got my son ready for his special pajama day.  I decided to go out and clean off the car and heat it up a little early.  Well, the car didn't start.  REALLY!!!  My husband had just gotten to work and he turned around and came home.  He backed the car out of the driveway and had to get it into the middle of our street (luckily, no traffic came by after he did it and the buses already went through).  We jumped it and it didn't work!!  Then my husband disconnected everything and did it again himself (yup, I helped the first time).  He jumped it and it worked. 

I drove my son to school a little too quickly and I made the end of the pick up line at 9:05.  I drove around and dropped off a library book and then realized that I left the house open...not just unlocked but the front door was literally wide open.  I went home and left the car running in the driveway while I called my husband to see when I could shut it off.  He said that it was okay to shut off but I should try to start it in 5 minutes.  Well, it was cold so I waited 2 minutes and it restarted easily.  YEAH!!!!

I decided to go back in and make my husband some chocolate chip cookies since those are his favorite and I really owed him.  I mixed everything up (taking pictures along the way to share) and preheated the oven.  Since it wasn't totally preheated, I ran outside and started up the car about 20 minutes after I had shut it off.  NOOOOO!!!  It didn't start.  I called my husband to let him know that my car hates the cold weather and it didn't start.  He is coming back home.  I told him that I made him hot chocolate chip cookies to make up for it.  He seemed happy enough.  He is going to jump me and take me to the store to get a new battery.  Did I mention that he replaced his battery less than 2 weeks ago??  When it rains, it pours!!  But then you get cookies :)  If you owe anyone, especially your husband, make these cookies!!  I highly recommend them.

I was going to make my go to Nestle Chocolate Chip cookies when I decided that it would be a chance to make one of the many other cookies that I picked out (plus, I only had three eggs left and I wanted to make a few other tasty treats).  I found this recipe a little while ago while I was blog hoping (my newest and most addictive hobby) on one of my new favorite blogs, Posed Perfection.  Check out her version of the recipe and the other great recipes on her site here.

I got out all the ingredients (pre blogging, I never did this and I pulled out things as I needed them and didn't even check to make sure I had enough of anything...so silly, this is way better because there are no emergency trips to the store).



Then, I put the butter, sugar, brown sugar and oil in the mixing bowl.


Then, I mixed until it was creamy.  I added the egg and the vanilla and mixed a little more. 



I mixed the dry ingredients in another bowl with the flour, quick oats, salt and baking soda. 


Then I gradually added them to the mixture. 


After it was fully mixed, I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.  I know that this is unheard of for a chocolate lover but I don't like a ton of chips in my cookies and my husband doesn't either... since we already determined that these are for him, I used smaller than the original recipe.  Check out this dough:


I used my cookie scoop to make cookies.  I don't know what I did before this scoop because I never made the cookies the same size.  It is so much easier with the scoop because there isn't any cookie small and burnt because it didn't need as much time as the other cookies.  I just put it and push it against the side and this dough was perfect because it came out so easily.


It makes nice size cookie which I put on my Silpat (my other favorite cooking supply).


Then, it cooks into a nice big cookies with a little edge of brown.



I hope that you try them for yourself because they are very tasty (and you can't even taste the healthy oatmeal addition).  Here is a few that I saved for you...okay they are here for the next few seconds but they might be gone soon so you might want to take note of the recipe and make your own.



Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(adapted from The Charm of Home and Posed Perfection)

1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla, combining thoroughly. In separate bowl, mix together the flour, quick oats, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. 
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are tan in color. Remove from oven and cool completely on parchment paper or wire rack.

Shared at Homemade Mondays

2 comments:

  1. One of my favorite cookies! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. These look wonderful. I love oatmeal chocolate chip!

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