Monday, June 30, 2014

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies, especially old fashioned gooey oatmeal cookies! I know the world loves oatmeal raisin cookies but I'm sorry, I prefer chocolate chips in mine. #SorryNotSorry 

In the midst of an oatmeal cookie craving recently I panicked.  I had everything I needed except brown sugar and I wasn't at all interested in going to the store to get some. Ugh, I was pretty emotionally invested in having oatmeal cookies. I needed to focus. 

I did a quick google search and realized I could make brown sugar if I happened to have molasses. Why would I have molasses? Holy crap, I have molasses and it's never been opened! When did I buy this? Wait. OMG I can make brown sugar and have oatmeal cookies to munch on while I watch ALL the episodes of Criminal Minds on A&E.  

Seriously, 1 1/2 tsp of molasses mixed with a cup granulated sugar and bam  =  brown sugar for my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! 
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
1 2 sticks margarine or butter, softened
3/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
1 1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
3 Cup(s) Oatmeal (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

Instructions:
1.) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2.)  In large bowl, beat together butter and sugars with electric mixer until creamy. 
    3.) Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. 
    4.) Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. 
    5.) Add oats and chocolate chips, mix well.
    6.) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown.
    7.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
    Enjoy!











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