Yearly Archives: 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

A recipe for a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

Source: This is another cookie I have been eating since birth. I’m pretty sure my mom got it from the oatmeal carton at some point.

Yield: about 4-5 dozen

I like to refer to these as my “award winning” cookies, and I also like to think that they deserve it. Does it really matter the circumstances of the award? Okay, I’ll tell you anyway. I think I was about 10 or 12 years old. I was in 4H. I entered them in the county fair and won an honorable mention. The judges told me they were a little too dry and crumbly. I disagreed.

This is a fabulous everyday cookie. I have never met the person who didn’t like it. (With the possible exception of one friend, who told me that oats made him “so regular.” Arguably, though, this did not mean he did not enjoy the flavor!) The recipe is pretty predictable, except that it calls for water, which is a touch unusual.