As long as there are chocolate chips around, forget about raisins! These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a chewy, crispy, and almost famous recipe from my mother-in-law.
Butter vs. Shortening
My mother-in-law swears by using Crisco, so I was curious to see what difference it makes. I conducted an experiment with 1/2 of the batch made with butter and the other half with Crisco. There is a subtle difference in taste; the ones with butter are a tad saltier. I have to admit, the batch with Crisco did have a better texture when warm, though there isn’t as big of a difference as I thought. It was hard for me to tell which was which once the cookies had cooled. I probably would’ve just done butter, but someone gave me a tub of Crisco, so I will leave it up to you to choose which to use. Both give great results. I’ll use Crisco until that tub runs out, and then it’s back to butter for me.
Preheat the oven to 350.
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 sticks butter or 1 c. shortening (If using butter, make sure it’s room temperature or soften it slightly in the microwave, about 10 seconds.)
Continue to mix and add the following:
2 eggs, 1 at a time
2 t. vanilla
Add everything else and mix well;
1/2 t. salt if using butter, or 1 t. if using shortening
1 t. baking soda
3 c. oats
1 1/2 c. flour
2 c. chocolate chips (The original recipe called for 1, but it’s not enough chocolate for me.)
Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop the cookies onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 min if you want soft cookies and for 12 minutes if you want crispy cookies. We did crispy this time, but I the softer version of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. That’s probably because I don’t believe in dunking cookies in milk.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a cookie sheet.
- Cream the sugars and butter together until light and fluffy.1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix well, scraping the bowl as needed.2 eggs
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3 cups rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 cups chocolate chips
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop the cookies onto the baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.