Jul 22, 2012

The Very Best Cookies Anywhere [and dough]

Yes, especially the cookie dough.  I never make a full batch just because I know I'll keep eating the dough straight out of the Glad Ware.  I can't remember exactly when I first had these, except that my sister made them and they were like heaven.  Here is her recipe, including all of her quippy remarks that clearly indicate her doubts about my baking ability.  Which is, in my opinion, much better than my other abilities in the kitchen (other than spraying my sink clean!).

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies
1 c, butter (I use real butter, not margarine)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
2.5 c. oatmeal (instant or regular)
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder (yes, you need both)
2 c. chocolate chips (add white too if you want!)
1/2 t. salt
1.5 c. nuts (I use walnuts or pecans)
Cream butter & both sugars.  Add eggs & vanilla. Mix flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, chocolate chips, salt, and nuts.  Add liquid mixture & combine thoroughly.  Roll into large balls and drop onto baking sheet.  Bake 375F for 10-12min.
I never have mixed everything separately, I just throw it all in the mixer.  It works just fine for me.  A spoonful of dough is BY FAR the best treat ever!


  1. I love a good chocolate chip cookie and am always eager to try new recipes. I have a sweet tooth that can't be stopped! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I had a post in the editing stage about this exact same recipe! I made these the other day but added instant coffee grounds with the chocolate chips. YUM but almost too much goodness. AND just so we're clear, I don't doubt your baking abilities. I doubt my ability to accurately explain a recipe without lots of adjectives. LOVE!