Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

So there is a myth.

The myth involves Neiman Marcus, some fantastic cookies and a really expensive recipe. I won’t go into it but you can read about the myth here.

It’s not important really. What’s important is how good these cookies are.

They are good. Very good.

They have ground up oats inside, which does awesome things to the texture of these cookies. And it keeps them permanently chewy. And moreish.  And makes them healthy? Breakfast-worthy even?

Well, maybe just in my world.

I kept this dough in the fridge and baked up fresh cookies as I wanted them. They tasted even better with age, so try (if you can) to keep the dough in the fridge for 24-48 hours before baking.

220g unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
350g chocolate chips (12 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line 3 trays with parchment paper (unless you are baking later).

Put the oats in a blender or food processor and blend until they become a grainy powder.

Beat the butter and both sugars together with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the vanilla and the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just incorporated.

Add the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda and mix on a low speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.

Eat some dough. It tastes just like the cookies.

Roll small tablespoons of dough into balls and place on the baking trays. Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the centres are just set and the edges are slightly golden. Makes about 50 cookies.

13 Thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. yum yum yum yum!!! i’ll vouch for that!

  2. These look delicious! I love cookies that can be refrigerated or frozen before baking and still taste as good or better than the fresh ones.

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  5. I am so glad you linked these on your lemon bar post! They must have appeared before I started following. These look delicious and your description makes me think they would be a great care package cookie! Thanks. :)

    • Oh yes they are SO old haha! You can tell by the photos! They are pretty delicious and would be a PERFECT care package cookie. Throw some coffee in them too (you know, if your son is into that kinda thing) :-)

  6. Nellie on March 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm said:

    Hi Natasha :)
    It’s Nellie again (lol). I was planning on making these cookies soon, i just wanted to know, what would happen if i used 1 egg yolk + 1 egg instead of two whole eggs? I usually use 1 egg and 1 egg yolk in my normal choco chip recipe but my cookies always come out so different. I heard if you want to make it chewier, you remove 1 egg white ? Doesnt the extra egg white make it more ‘hard’ ? Or just crispy. Thank you!

    • Hi Nellie,
      It sounds like your normal chocolate chip cookie recipe is the baking or cook’s illustrated recipe. It is very different.
      If you cut out an egg white from this recipe, you would be simply cutting out moisture. I don’t think removing 2/3 of an egg would help in making your cookie chewier, the lack of moisture would make it drier.
      I have never heard about egg white making things crispy. If you replaced two whole eggs with just egg whites, you’d probably get a crisper cookie because the yolks hold the fat. But simple removing an egg white won’t work by making the cookies chewier.
      The cookies are chewy as is, just follow the recipe!

  7. Nellie on April 13, 2013 at 2:20 am said:

    Hi Natasha,

    I made these yesterday and put them in the fridge overnight. You are right, following the recipe exact will give the right results and OMG these were so good! They turned out nice n chewy and they make such a huge batch. The only change i made was adding 1/2 cup dark brown sugar to replace half of the white sugar. So 1/2 white and 1/2 dark brown sugar then 1 cup of light brown. They came out amazing. Crisp edges with chewy centre. These are great :). NY times cookie next !

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