Monday, September 5, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Over the past few weeks, I've been getting back in the kitchen more and more. While the baby naps, I find myself with time to do some cooking and baking. It's a little tricky to get the timing perfect, I've had a few freak out moments where the timer is going off and she's eating, but my husband doesn't mind burnt cookies! Sadly, his season is in full swing now, so he's home less and less. On his first weekend of travelling, my sister and nephew came down to keep us company. To thank her for making the epic trip from Cleveland to Jacksonville, 4 plane rides with a 10 month old, I baked some cookies and packed them up for her. These cookies are just another version of my favorite go-to recipe. They're soft, chewy, a little cakey, and delicious! I was a little timid to eat chocolate since it was a major aversion during pregnancy, but these cookies confirmed that chocolate is back! 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. salted butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
1 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter.
Add brown sugar and granulated sugar, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add vanilla extract, mix, add eggs one at a time, mix until pale yellow and fluffy.
Scrape down sides of mixer, add baking soda, powder, flour and oatmeal.
Turn mixer on low until just mixed, add chocolate chips and mix until distributed.
Place dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or as long as 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350*
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Break off heaping tbsp. pieces of dough, roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet 3" apart.
Bake for 15-16 minutes, until just brown.
Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Repeat with remaining dough, makes about 30 cookies.


Mrs. Bacon said...

She is adorable. Many blessings. Ps set the timer a little early than normal (three minutes minimum) and when it goes off...simply shut the oven off. Then no burnt cookies. Learned this whilst at home with my little one.

Hovkonditorn said...

The cookies look delicious!

Joanne said...

Ah! ADORABLE! I want to eat HER up!

The cookies look good too...but she's the main attraction.

Kelly said...

How adorable is she! I cannot believe that it's been a month either but I'm glad you are finding ways to get back in the kitchen, though I cannot imagine trying to juggle feedings & baking.

August Embrey said...

I was just looking for an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipie. I wanted to do something different than our usualy chocolate chip cookies. She is just adorable.

Tasha said...

Glad you are getting your self back to doing what you love, spending time in the kitchen. Just think, really before you know it Violet will be at your side, helping you bake cookies. (Even though it is sad how fast that day will come, it is awesome having that little kitchen helper!)

Mary said...

Ashlee, the cookies look wonderful but your baby girl has stolen the show. What a sweetheart :-). I'm relatively new to your blog and I don't often post, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy my visits here. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and my time here is always well-spent. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Natalie said...

she is just precious :)

kitchenbelle said...

Oh my gosh, she is beautiful! Congratulations!