This recipe is a keeper. This requires no hand mixer. You only need a wooden spoon or a spatula to mix all your ingredients together. It also keeps well inside a cookie jar for about 3 to 5 days. But I doubt if this will even last for a day. This chocolate chip oatmeal cookie is definitely worth bragging for or shall I say, worth posting for?
I used to make this in two batches. The first batch of cookies are the regular 1-inch and the second batch are enormous chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, well about 3 inches in diameter cookie. I usually give this as gifts to my colleagues or relatives whenever we have potluck sessions, or when they just crave for a cookie and would normally ask me to bake some for them. We share and eat this over a cup of warm tea or coffee.
Keeping them in an airtight cookie jar would ensure freshness for 3-5 days. Unbaked cookie dough can be kept chilled for 2 months or freeze for up to 4 months. Thaw before baking. I also tried using an oven toaster to bake small batches of cookies and they turned out well--- still chewy and soft. If you like your cookies to be crispy and would have a "snapping" sound when eaten. Bake them for 5 minute longer and use a hand mixer to mix the batter instead of manually mixing the mixture.
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup softened butter (unsalted)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 egg and 1 egg yolk (slightly beaten)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- 2In another bowl, beat the softened butter with a spatula or wooden spoon. Add in the sugars and continue mixing until well combined.
- 3Add in the egg and egg yolk and mix well. Pour in the vanilla extract.
- 4Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and the rolled oats. Blend well. Add in the chocolate chip cookies.
- 5Chill the cookie batter for about 2 hours or until the dough is firm to the touch.
- 6Shape into 1-inch balls and bake at a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.