Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I love these cookies. They are for sure my favorite ones out there. The other reason that I love them?!? The cookie dough is amazing and it is super easy and delicious to freeze these cookies:
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups oats
1 3/4 cups flour
Cream the first 4 ingredients together. Then add the next 3. Followed by the oats, then desired amount of chocolate chips. Then add the flour slowly making sure to not add to much. I like to add the first cup in all at once and then slowly add the next 3/4 cup until I get the right consistency. If you add to much flour then your cookies will be hard.
Bake cookies at 350 for 8-10 minutes. I bake mine so that they are just underdone. Kinda like medium well for a hamburger. I do that because when you take things from the oven they will still cook as they are cooling off. Then my cookies end up being done just right and won't get hard.
Now is the fun part I like to bake 1 pan of cookie dough and then freeze the rest so that I am not pigging out on cookies for 3 days straight (that is seriously how good they are).
I like to use my pampered chef cookie scoop thing. It makes perfect little balls for cookies. Without this handy little tool I am lost when it comes to making cookies.
Then I put those little balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet as close together as I can get them. Then I freeze them until hard. Then I put them in a freezer quart bag.
When I am ready to cook some of the cookies I put however many on a cookie sheet that I want to bake and if I have time I will let them thaw a bit. If not then I bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes.