I moved in with my grandparents for a month during the summer of 2010 to help manage the house while my grandma started chemotherapy. During that month I rummaged through my grandma’s collection of recipes, and by collection, I mean piles and piles of recipes that she had collected over the years. I came upon this chocolate chip cookie recipe and was of course, hooked by the title.
I decided to make these cookies for family that we have coming in this weekend because they’re so simple and easy to make.
Here’s what you need:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, soda and cinnamon — set aside. In a large mixing bowl add softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy — Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Then slowly mix in the flour mixture until well blended. Fold in rolled oats and chocolate chips.
Now, in the recipe it says to cover the bowl and stick the dough in the fridge for an hour, but I’ve tested this and it’s a pretty flexible recipe. So if you have time to stick the dough in the fridge then do so, but otherwise go right ahead and get them on your cookie sheet. Now that the dough is done, I preheat my oven 350*. I know you’re supposed to preheat your oven before the dough is started but I can never make cookies that fast so I just wait until the end.
I have a handy dandy cookie dough scoop to scoop my dough onto the cookie sheets, but you can just use whatever you have. Then the cookies go into a 350* oven for 10 minutes. The recipe says it makes 4 dozen but it only made 2-1/2 dozen for me, which is plenty!
These cookies are so yummy and with the secret ingredient of cinnamon it makes them extra special — Enjoy!