Life + Cookies
They go hand in hand, a perfect pair they are. Amazing what some eggs, butter, flour, and sugar can do. Turn a frown upside down, stop the waterfall of tears on a sad little face, send all the worries into the past, you name it…
I happen to like my chocolate chip cookies a bit gooey in the middle, semi-soft on the outside, and hot from the oven when the chocolate is still hot so it oozes out when you bite into it. Yes, that’s the perfect cookie in my world! Grab a glass of milk for dunking and oh my, enjoy the 10 mins of bliss all to myself….
Why is it, when life has a few bumps, a cookie and glass of milk can make it all better? Strange how that is, maybe because it reminds us of our child hood memories. Ahhh to be 8, 9, or even 10 again! To only have to worry about where to play, what color of crayon to use, or which friend is your besty today! Well, we can’t go back in time and be a kid again, but we can whip up some gooey chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal, and pretend for at least 10 mins, that all is right in the world, and leave all our worries behind….even if for only 10 mins!
A few of the ingredients needed to put a smile on that face.
Hot from the oven, yum!!!
Ready to indulge with a glass of milk, Hellooo childhood memories!
|Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal||
- 1 1/4 C of flour
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 4 Tbsp of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 C of brown sugar
- 1 C of dark chocolate chips ( I use Ghirardelli)
- 1 C of oatmeal
- Melt butter in microwave and let cool.
- Mix in a medium bowl, vanilla, egg, sugar and butter until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add flour mix to sugar mix until combined, then add oats and chocolate chips.
- Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet with a spoon. Bake for 10 mins at 350 degrees.
- Enjoy while hot!
This recipe yields about 12 cookies depending on your size of cookie. Doubles easily for a few batches.
You can also use your favorite gluten free flour instead of regular flour to make these gluten free. I use Bob’s Red Mill.