It's hard to say what the best thing is about Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. I mean, is it the amazing flavor, or the wholesome aroma (which takes me straight back to my mom's kitchen in Newark, California... and the sound of her hand-held electric beaters inside a large, orange plastic bowl), or the way gooey chocolate feels when it's smeared on your lips... or that making such perfect cookies requires a cute apron? See? Tough call.

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  • 1/2 c Butter (softened)
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 c White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 c + 2 tbps All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 c Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 c Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 18 Large Cookies

Hope you enjoy them! Original recipe here: Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies