Friday, January 18, 2008

THE best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, EVER.


everybody loves these. they are the only cookies i ever make, when i make cookies that is....which is not very often, i'm sad to report.

1 1/2 cups of margarine, room temperature. leave them overnight. do it. this simple step makes, or breaks this recipe.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp bk. soda
1 tsp bk. powder
2 1/2 cups oats
1 pkg. chipits milk chocolate chips.
some m&m's. i usually use about a cup. or more. depends what kinda mood i'm in.

preheat oven to anywhere between 350-375. my old oven was 365, my new one 360. i know that sounds lame, but i've totally noticed a difference.

mix margarine and both sugars until well combined.

add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

add flour, soda, and powder and mix until combined and then add oats.

stir in all that chocolate and scoop with ice cream/cookie scoop onto a baking sheet.

bake for 11-14 minutes, until slightly browned. it is important not to overcook these. when you take them out, drop them onto the counter from about 3 inches and let cool slightly before moving the to a cooling rack.


oh, and a major shout out to my mom-in-law from whom i stole this recipe.


Rachelle said...

Is this the recipe you gave me and i royally screwed them up.. hahaa Maybe you just have the special touch!

The Lowry's said...

SO GOOD, definitely the best. I don't know if mine turned out as good as yours, but everyone raved, so I think that is a good sign. Thanks! I gave you all the credit.