chewy oatmeal chocolate chunk (365.339)

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    The recipe is based on the America's Test Kitchen Oatmeal-Raisin cookie, but I sub cinnamon for nutmeg and chocolate chunks for raisins. I also use salted butter because I like them a little less sweet. I double the amount of chocolate chips, because why wouldn't you? And I don't flatten them, 'cause otherwise they get too brittle.

    I usually make a half batch which churns out around a dozen cookies. The half batch recipe is this:

    0.75 cups AP flour
    0.25 tsp baking powder
    0.25 tsp salt
    light shake of cinammon
    1 stick of butter (softened to room temp)
    0.5 cup brown sugar
    0.5 cup granulated sugar
    1 brown egg ('cause "brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh")
    1.5 cups old-fashioned oats
    1.5 cups chocolate chunks (or chips)

    Oven at 325

    1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together and set aside.

    2. On medium. beat the sugars and the butter until fluffy. 3-6 minutes. Beat in the egg, and mix for 30 seconds or so.

    3. On low, mix in the flour until combined. 30 seconds or so. Slowly add in the chocolate chips and the oatmeal until it's just incorporated together.

    4. I like to set the dough in the fridge for 5 or 10 minutes to let the butter stiffen up a touch. This also gives me time to remember to turn on the oven (I usually forget) and to put parchment paper on the cookie sheet.

    5. Using an ice cream scoop, spoon out bigger than golf ball sized hunks and roll them into a ball. Place them on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Don't squish them down.

    6. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then move them to a wire rack. EAT!

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    1. doggedknits 77 months ago | reply

      You rule. So for the ones we ate you just put in toffee chips instead of chocolate?

    2. doggedknits 77 months ago | reply

      Oh, and thanks for putting that egg jingle into my head, by the way. That'll be around until next week at least.

    3. splityarn 77 months ago | reply

      Yep! Just subbed in half the amount of Heath chips.

    4. yarnmaven 77 months ago | reply

      omigawd! So, like the oatmeal makes them healthy, right? As soon as these brownies are gone, I'm makin' 'em.

    5. RunnerGirl713 77 months ago | reply

      oh i am making these RIGHT NOW.

    6. Francesca Russell 77 months ago | reply

      Those look friggin' delicious. I am drooling.

    7. kelp! 77 months ago | reply

      Subbing chocolate chips for raisins -> good move! Chocolate chips are always better than raisins. I'm definitely going to make a batch of these.

    8. that blonde girl 77 months ago | reply

      Oh thank you. I need some new cookies to make. (and yeah, I'm too lazy to actually look for recipes in a cookbook or something)

    9. bestitched 77 months ago | reply

      Yum. When I double the amount of chips I call them "cookie chip chocolates."

    10. kpwerker 77 months ago | reply

      You have made my day!

    11. Nonnahs* 77 months ago | reply

      Oh YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

    12. LipglossJunkie 77 months ago | reply

      1 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks! Oh my.

    13. NessieNoodle 77 months ago | reply

      might have to make these today- it is grey and rainy so that is a good reason to bake, no?

    14. e_to_the_m 77 months ago | reply

      My daughter has a consequence of no desert tonight but I just might have to let it slide this time.

    15. The_Jorr 76 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    16. e_to_the_m 76 months ago | reply

      Seriously, what took me so long to make these?

    17. rhymeswithsp00n 70 months ago | reply

      Oh yeah! Totally making a batch of these when I get home tonight. Really happy you've posted 1/2 batch proportions. (Because really, I don't need 3 dozen cookies sitting around my house right now.)

    18. splityarn 70 months ago | reply

      Make a half batch and then once they're all rolled up into balls on parchment, freeze them. Then when they're all frozen chuck 'em in a zip top bag and store them in the freezer. We were making them just two at a time for awhile to keep from eating too many.
      (And for anyone on WW, they're 6pts each. GAH! But tasty)

    19. rhymeswithsp00n 70 months ago | reply

      Oh that's a great tip. Then I'll have perfectly warm cookies around in just a few minutes. Ok, I'm totally trying these tonight!

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