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|
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