Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I've decided to start making new desserts from scratch every Monday night for FHE so I can increase my baking skills which usually consist of making boxed brownies or buying ready made at the store. I found this recipe on Stephanie's Kitchen. Hers called for cinnamon chips which I didn't have, but I had white chocolate chips so I used those. They turned out perfectly!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat 1 stick (1/2 cup) of the butter in a mixer until smooth. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. In a seperate bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt and whisk until combined. Add the remaining butter (1 stick) to the flour mixture and using your hands break up butter into flour until well combined and the butter is at least pea sized within the flour. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture until well combined. Stir in oats, white chocolate chips and chocolate chips. Chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

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