One thing we love is trying new cookie recipes. We have tried many different ones over the years, but this is still my favourite go to for a delicious, chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! They are always a huge hit wherever we take them and I'm always being asked for the recipe... so here it is for me to share with you!
This recipe is great for the kids to help out with and I love taking the cookies camping, to parties and picnics and I've made them for birthday parties and playdates with my kids and also for a great afternoon snack. Ok...I'm not going to lie either, but I've made them for a late night snack too when I've been craving them. Believe me when you make these you will totally understand!
We enjoy them the best with the milk chocolate chips, but you could make them with the dark ones or the white ones and they would be great! I've also debated on trying them with raisins or craisins but I'm afraid to play around with the recipe too much. lol.
Here's what you need to make them:
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 cups of oats
- 1 1/2 cups f sliced almonds
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- 1/2 bag of sliced almonds
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
First thing you will need to do is cream together the butter and the sugars. We use our Kitchenmaid mixer as the kids really like to use it, but you can just use a hand beater as well.
Then add your eggs and vanilla and mix them in until creamy and mixed in completely.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and mix completely.
Then add your chocolate chips and any other ingredients you want to add (i.e. craisins, raisins, etc.) and your almonds.
The trick to these cookies is when you go to place them on the cookies sheet. They are gooey and messy and can be a bit tricky to place. I typically like using a spoon and "plopping" them on the tray. I have tried rolling them and they don't work out as nicely.
Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Make sure you take them out when they are light brown and not dark brown as they will become too hard if they are overcooked.
Let cool and enjoy! If you're looking for other recipes, check out our Baking section HERE.