Does anyone have a dessert that they just cannot resist? I know I do. Put either sorbet or strawberry shortcake in front of me... I just can't say no.
My husssssband on the other hand, is the biggest cookie fan I have ever seen. I truly believe he is related to the Cookie Monster. I hope our children don't turn out hairy and blue! Funny story, when my husband and I started dating, he would buy logs of pre-made cookie dough at the store. It was a necessity on his grocery list. Along with frozen pizzas, frozen corn dogs, fixings for nachos... Blech. Such a frat boy.
I grew up in a homemade only type of house. Every meal, every baked good, always homemade. I'm very fortunate that my love of cooking came from a combination of both of my parents. As it was, I exclusively cooked. I did not bake at all. But I was falling hard for this cookie loving guy. If this was going to be the long haul, there was no way it was going to be filled with break-and-bake cookies full of preservatives and EVERYTHING that is bad for you. No way, Jose. I guess I had to learn to bake.
After a lot of trial and error, I finally got the hang of it. (Once you learn what the active ingredient essentially do, I swear it gets so much easier.) Eventually we ended up with my delicious homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I guess I do have a little Betty Crocker in me! Perfected to our personal preferences. Yum!
Give them a try. They're sooo good. You really can't eat just one!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
••Oven at 350F degrees
1 1/2 cups AP Flour
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cup Oats
3/4 cup Canola Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer, but you can just you a bowl and whisk as well! Always start by preheating your oven. Next, get out all of your ingredients, and any measuring cups or tools you may use! I then line my baking sheet with parchment paper. If you have never tried it, oh my lord, it'll change your live in the kitchen. You can use it for everything. Baking and cooking alike!
Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients; flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and oats. Mix well until evenly incorporated. Form a 'well' of sorts in the middle of your mix, it doesn't have to be perfect. It just helps the wet mixture mix more evenly. Add your canola oil, eggs and vanilla, then mix thoroughly until texture is slightly wet, but sticks together well. Too wet, add more flour. Below shows examples of common mishaps. It's not the prettiest chart, but it's accurate!
Below is what you should aim for.
Bake at 350F degrees, approx 12 mins.
This should be the result. Oh, yes.
I hope you try these cookies and love them! Also, for you ladies with tummy issues, try the almond milk! I really is so good. Leave feedback below if you'd like. I'd love to hear from you! Have a wonderful week. Xoxo.
We love food. Who doesnt? Ash loves to cook, and Lex loves to bake. Perfect duo right? Dinner. Desert. Wine. DONE.