Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup packed light-brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cup rolled oats
1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla to the mixture; beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add flour mixture in two batches and beat until combined. Add oats and chocolate chips until just combined.
Using a spoon, drop 32 tablespoons of batter onto baking sheets. Bake. Rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies have spread and are golden brown and soft to the touch, around 10-12 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.
Ease if Preparation: This recipe is very simple and quick with a prep time around 20 minutes. There really is not one tricky part to this recipe, the most important thing is to cream the butter and eggs until they are light and fluffy, not dense and oily. Cooking time can be a little bit of a guessing game and. According to my mom’s advice, it is better to undercook oatmeal cookies a bit because they get hard easily. I ended up cooking these for 11 minutes.
Quality of Recipe: I found this recipe on the Martha Steward website, because I knew she was fairly well known for her cookies. There was not one problem with this recipe and it was written very straightforward for cooks who are new to the kitchen. If you follow this recipe exactly, you are guaranteed a perfectly cooked, flavorful oatmeal cookie! One important detail, this recipe makes a ton of cookies so make sure you have someone to share them with.
Taste: Because this recipe made so many cookies, I ended up sharing them with my sorority sisters. Their feedback was great and they loved the taste and consistency of these. If you cook them for 11 minutes, the cookies come out chewy and soft which is how I prefer them compared to hard and crunchy cookies but its up to you! If you want a crispier cookie I would suggest keeping them in the oven for 15 minutes. These cookies turn out fairly thin, which is a perfect excuse for eating more than just one!