November 7th, 2008

classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

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there are just some recipes that will never get old. the tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great example. another is the quaker oats “vanishing oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.” you don’t have to look far for a good oatmeal cookie recipe; just flip over the lid to a can of quaker oats. it’s been there, unchanged for as long an anyone can remember. i tried doing a little research on the history of the recipe, but i couldn’t nail anything down. anyone out there know anything?

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the only change i make with the quaker oats recipe is to completely melt the butter instead of just softening it and slightly underbake the cookies so they are simultaneously chewier and crispier. raisins are great and all, but i love using chocolate chips in these cookies. the best part is that since they have oats in them, you feel like you’re eating something healthy.

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there’s good reason to call these “vanishing” cookies. i brought a batch to an election results watching party and they disappeared long before obama was officially declared the 44th US president. you might want to make more than one batch. just throwing that out there.

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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
makes about 4 dozen. from the underside of the lid of quaker oats.

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
3 cups quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. heat oven to 350 F. in large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. add eggs and vanilla; beat well. add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. add oats and chocolate chips; mix well.

2. drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. cool completely. store tightly covered.

26 Comments for classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - why not leave some love?

  1. Teri says:

    This is one of my all time favorite classics. I love them with chocolate chips added. I get caught up in making so many other fancy cookies that I forget to make these sometimes… glad you brought these up! Sometimes the classics are the best! Thanks.

  2. Patti says:

    I just made these cookies and the house if filled with cookie greatness! I just love these cookies…and you’re right, melting the butter does make a difference. Thanks for the tip. And…I recently stumbled on your site. I love the blog, recipes and your take on baking, etc. Keep up the great work. I’m always happy to find a new place to get awesome recipes. Ciao!

  3. katie says:

    oh, man, you are beyond foxy

    nice blog!

  4. jo says:

    Love oatmeal cookies. I just made a batch with cranberries and white chocolate! By the way I have passed you an award so please drop by my blog to pick it up.

  5. I was looking for recipies in which oats are included. As Oats are good for health, low calorie food. Your recipe Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is really great. I am planning to try this recipe.

    Thanks for posting.


  6. Y says:

    Nothing beats a classic. Especially one made from a recipe found on the tin itself 😀

  7. RobinSue says:

    Toll-house does have some of the best cookie recipes. I never thought to check the quaker oats box though, hmm will have to give that one a try!

  8. Megan says:

    WOW!! These cookies are delicious. I love the addition of the cinnamon. It really adds a lot of great flavor. I used ghiradelli dark chocolate mini chips rather than the toll house chips. I find that the dark chocolate adds to the richness of the final product. Thanks!

  9. Kelsey y says:

    I totally agree… these cookies are absolutly delicious. And the recipe makes tons, so you can share with friends.

  10. Chreepi! says:

    Yummy in me tummy! I added walnuts to the batter! The cookies came out of my toaster oven yummy and delicious! Thanks Pete! Thanks Quaker Oats! 😛

  11. pamatusa says:

    you are so hot will you marry me!

  12. pamatusa says:

    ps good cookies

  13. Joe Mason says:

    Dark chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate. Chocolates have some natural antioxidants too.”.-

  14. lisa says:

    thank you for posting this….i am making them for the second time in as many weeks. i love them, and so i give them away as much as possible…so i dont eat em all! everyone loves them! today, i am putting milk and semi sweet choc chips in and of course walnuts too!

  15. Bailey Singh says:

    my favorite is always Dark Chocolate, i do not like Milk Chocolate coz it is too sweet for my taste’;:

  16. guanaco says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Looking forward to trying this. If only this President were gone as fast as the cookies will be.

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  18. Danielle says:

    Double, no triple the cinnamon. Okay, I don’t actually measure it, but these taste so good with a TON of cinnamon. Cheers

  19. Chris says:

    I don’t know what happened here, but I followed this recipe to the “T” and these cookies turned out like flat runny hockey pucks???

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  22. Debbie A says:

    My family constantly asks for these…they are amazing…. I added butterscotch chips…delicious!!!

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