Sunday, March 09, 2014

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Dear Vancity Girlfriends,

I love baking in the kitchen to help warm my spirits and find a bit of relaxation from the stresses of life.  I enjoy melting in the warmth of the oven and smelling the freshly baked chocolate chips floating in the air. 

From years of baking my go-to recipe has always been the Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  I've used different recipes but after years of making this recipe I know what is key for me.  I like to use real butter (not margarine), high quality semi-sweet chocolate chips, and to decrease the sugar.  Most classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipes are sweet and I like to enjoy the sweetness of the chocolate chips.

When I had a recipe book in the 90s, I would take out the tattered pages and make the recipe that was hand written and smudgy from years of use.  A recipe passed down from someone's great grandmother that was tested, tried and true.  Nowadays, Google internet search is at your fingertips.  So when I wanted to make the classic oatmeal chocolate chip recipe all I had to do was a simple Google search for "oatmeal chocolate chip recipes". 

I found this recipe:  Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I like the recipe the way it is because it has easy measurements. In this recipe it calls for 1 and a 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar.  I reduced this to 3/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar.  Taste it to make sure it's to your liking.  Less sugar makes it guilt free and people still love it!  I have never had any complaints with this classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Only requests to make it more often. 

Cookie mix ready to put on the cookie sheet

Freshly baked classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
When I make cookies, I scoop them out the old fashioned way with two teaspoons but there are cookie scoops and spatulas that would make baking cookies easier.  They're added to my Wish List. 

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