If there is a sweet treat, barely someone can resist, it’s chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Crunchy or chewy, does not matter. The combination of rustic oats and sweet chocolate is mouth-watering and can only be topped with a fruity component: cranberries that is. When I discovered this recipe a few years ago, I did not know these cookies would become not only my but everybody’s all-time favorite cookies. Literally everyone who knows the true promise of these cookies, becomes a huge fan: family, friends, boyfriend, collegues, gym buddies, friends at acting class — all ages, all kinds of different people.
Great thing about the recipe is that you can vary the ingredients as you like: maybe you prefer nuts over cranberries or only milk chocolate chips? Feel free to try out new variations! They turn out to be delicious either way. To tell you a little secret: every time someone (besides my mother) asked me for the recipe, I kept it a secret. But today is the day I will no longer hold back on giving out the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookies ever.
This is why I happily share my recipe with you.
- 1 cup (soft) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsps vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- about 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups oats
- about 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- about 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- about 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
- Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt and oats, chocolate chips and cranberries to the creamy mixture and mix until well combined.
- Forming balls with an ice-cream scroop, place the cookies on a baking sheet. You do not need to flatten them.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- When you take the cookies out to cool on a wire rack, be careful: they might be soft, but they will become firm once cooled off.
Enjoy pure deliciousness with a cup of jo and tell me how you like them. x
-your tiny woman in a giant world
P. S.: This recipe is an adaption of Panthera’s recipe on allrecipes.com.