I have always loved baking and sharing with family and friends.
Lately life has been a bit busy and time to gather around a table to enjoy good company has been few. I remember as a teenager my aunts always baking on Fridays for the weekend. The weekend was always filled with company, delicious food and great conversation. These cookies were always my favourite, and now are one of my kids' favourites.
I like to bake in big batches so there is enough to freeze for the kids' after school snacks. Hope you enjoy this recipe 💕
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: 3 1/2 - 4 dozen
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Beat butter, adding sugar, eggs and vanilla, until well mixed.
- In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients together.
- Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, stirring until thoroughly mixed in.
- Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and almonds.
- Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes or until barely golden in colour.
- I learned a trick from my Aunt to bang the cookie sheet on a hard, heat resistant surface as soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven. This makes them shrink down, for that chewy texture.
NOTE: If I am freezing the whole batch of cookies I will usually leave out the white sugar as freezing them can make them taste a lot sweeter.