Monday, January 31, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Although you wouldn't know it by following this blog, there's actually been a lot of baking going on here lately. I've discovered some great new recipes that I promise to post soon, including a fabulous crusty bread that takes even less effort than the 5-minute breads I was so excited about last year.

Yesterday however, I just needed a cookie. These are modified from a Martha recipe, and have become my new favorite. I love the texture as well as the not-too-sweet flavor. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chunk cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

3 cups oats (not quick oats)
1 cup flour (I use white wheat)
1/2 cup bran or wheat germ
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t sea salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c granulated sugar
2/3 c light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
1 c dark chocolate chunks or chips

Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add in chocolate chunks. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, depending on your over and your preference for chewy or crunchier cookies. Devour.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies are always such a classic. Everyone likes them. Yours look delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.