The only plan this Sunday was to not have a plan. Ultimately “have a wicked headache” was added to the to-do list, so it ended up being a closed curtain, movie marathon, stay in you pj’s kind of day.
I ended up wanting something sweet and quick to throw together. Scuttling around the kitchen conflicted with my need to stay stuck to the couch. Enter Oatmeal Cookies.
These are the best oatmeal cookies out of any oatmeal cookie. No exclamation marks can emphasize my point enough so I’ll just leave them out. For your sake, try them.
Soft and tender, packed with oats, sweetened with brown sugar, brimming with vanilla, loaded with chocolate chips, and ready from start to out of the oven in 20 minutes. Like this post, short and sweet!
I love oatmeal cookies, but I’ve had many disappointments over the years trying and tasting different batches. I’ll never have to be disappointed again, because this is the recipe I’m sticking too from now on.
The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
Yield: 12 cookies* Adapted From: Half Baked Harvest
- 1 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 egg
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all the dry ingredients together, minus the chocolate chips, and stir. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The dough will be very crumbly.*
- Add in chocolate chips and mix.
- Firmly press dough into 12-14 balls and place on a non-stick baking pan. Press down slightly on each ball.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes
* I cut the recipe in half, double the ingredients for the full 24-28 cookies.
* This dough isn’t so much a dough as it is a wet crumble. It ends up looking more like a granola after it’s all mixed. When forming the cookies you’ll have to press it together quite a bit. If they don’t come together add more oil. Don’t be worried if it looks to dry, try pressing them together hard first
* A few of my fell apart in the oven, but hey, that means those were the ones I got to taste test ;)
Now as for me, I’m going back to blankets and movies and my cookies. No better way to wait out a headache.