You’re either an oatmeal cookie person, or you’re not.
This recipe made about 40 cookies, and I conveniently had nobody to give them to. I proceeded to eat all 40 cookies one after another after another, until they were gone. Though I did have a little bit of help.
There’s something about eating these cookies that feels healthier than a normal chocolate chip cookie. Maybe because there’s the word oatmeal in the title?
Either way, they’re so so good. This recipe came from my mom (again), which I’ve adapted to make my own. They’re just slightly crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside, not too thick, not too thin.
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Cream together the oil, sugar, and eggs. Add vanilla, syrup, and cinnamon and blend until well combined.
2) Slowly add the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
3) Scoop 1 tablespoon scoop of batter onto lined baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes, or until cookies just begin to turn a light golden color. UNDERBAKE THESE COOKIES!
I’d share, buuuuuuuut. No thanks.