Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s talk about cookies. I am a fan. Always have been, always will be. I usually prefer my cookies to be homemade. They just taste better to me. I am a fan of chocolate chips in my cookies…LOTS of chocolate chips. They make me happy!

But…if I were to buy a cookie…I would prefer to buy myself a cookie from our local Mrs. Fields Cookies. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the closet recipes we have found to Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies. And this my friends is a good thing!

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Even though I can’t eat these anymore…my kids can. Back to school always means Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies at my house. It was a tradition in my home growing up that I have carried through into my own home.

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It has been a while since we made this particular recipe because we have been making the World’s Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies or our Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.

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So, when the kids started back to school last week, I whipped up some of these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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They were a big hit. My husband wondered why we hadn’t been making these more often. (Probably because I don’t like to torture myself with having them in the house when I can’t eat any) Smile

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But I survived and only cheated with one tiny little cookie…and with the kids and their friends, they were gone in no time. Make some for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats (measure 5 cups then blend in blender into fine flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • one 8 oz. Hershey’s Bar

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  3. Add chocolate chips and grate the Hershey Chocolate Bar into the cookie dough.
  4. Roll into small balls onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
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No Bake Cookies–Is This Really My Life

I am happy to have Emily from is this REALLY my life? sharing a yummy recipe perfect for summer.  Emily is a bright and happy person.  She is such a good friend and shares some really fun things over on her site.  Be sure to head on over and take a look around!

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Hello, everyone! This is Emily from is this REALLY my life? and I am super excited about sharing these no bake cookies with you for two reasons: one, they don’t require a 350-degree oven in the middle of summer; and two, this is my mom’s recipe and one of my all-time favorite cookies.

There’s something about the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal that makes these no-bake cookies irresistible. In fact, I eat them until the extreme intake of peanut butter causes multiple canker sores in my mouth.

And then I eat some more.


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Avoid the oven, indulge your taste buds and give these no-bake cookies a try. But before you do, a bit of advice when it comes to boiling the butter/sugar/cocoa/milk mixture (because I’m all about others learning from my mistakes):

IF you boil the mixture too long, the cookies will harden at record speed and you may not be able to get them onto the waxed paper before they set.

IF you don’t boil it long enough, the batter may not set. In that case, you can either put them in the refrigerator, or my personal favorite, eat them with a spoon.


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No-Bake Cookies
Makes approx. 3 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Ghirardelli Unsweetened Natural Cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter


Directions:

  1. Line counter with waxed paper, parchment paper or foil.
  2. Place oats and peanut butter in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugar, milk and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour cocoa mixture into bowl with oats and peanut butter. Add vanilla and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Quickly drop by rounded tablespoons onto waxed paper. Eat while still warm or wait (if you can) until set.

Speaking of all-time favorite cookies, here are three of my latest faves:

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Old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies

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Chocolate caramel pretzel cookies

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Mini fruit pizzas

What can I say? I love cookies. And cake. And cupcakes. And pie. And all things dessert.

A big thank-you to Amy and her invitation to guest post on The Idea Room. For more yummy recipes (and a bit of humor), you can visit me at isthisREALLYmylife.com.

Monster Cookie Recipe

Have you ever had a Monster Cookie?  I am not sure why they are called Monster Cookies other than the fact that these things are LOADED with goodness.  I thought it would be fun to share our little Halloween twist on our Monster Cookie Recipe

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 This would be a fun door bell ditching gift for you neighbors sometime around Halloween.  Simply whip up your favorite batch of Monster Cookies and package them in this labeled jar, which is simply a cleaned out pickle jar.

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Make sure you really clean it out as you don’t want the cookies to have a pickle after taste! Then slap on one of these Monster Cookie Labels that I made from one of Love Manor’s amazing Halloween Labels.  Some of you may remember a couple of years ago when I used some of these same labels on this Halloween Apothecary.

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Monster Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup room temperature Butter
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1/8 cup (or 2 Tablespoons) Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 ½ cups Oatmeal (Quick or Old Fashioned) (I usually put my Quick Oats in the blender to chop them up into a fine powder)

Optional Add-Ins:

Wilton Candy Eyeballs

Chocolate Chips (or other flavored chips)

M&M’s

Nuts

Raisins

Craisins

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Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars until blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  2. Add Peanut Butter and baking Soda and mix together.
  3. Slowly add oatmeal. Blend in as much as you can with mixer and fold in the rest by hand along with your choice of Add-ins.
  4. Drop onto greased baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until light brown.

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Want to download a copy of the label I modified for the Monster Cookies?  Click on the image below or the link:

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