This Sunday I decided to have a lovely baking afternoon and make my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from my Grandma and they always turn out delicious!
In our kitchen, I have a new baking cart that I set up. It’s not completely finished but I already love how I can organize all my baking supplies on it! So far I have brown sugar, white sugar, icing sugar on the top shelf. Then, flour and oatmeal on the bottom along with my kitchen aid mixer.
My Dad got me the mixer as a gift one year when I was sixteen, and that’s when I really started to love baking. Thankfully I grew up with brothers, so they were able to eat all of my creations, some better than others.
Now I get to bake for Carson! These cookies will be for his lunches.
For your chocolate chip cookies, you will need:
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Vanilla extract (or substitute)
- 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 1/2 flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 cup chocolate of choice
- Optional: Walnuts
Bake for 11-12 minutes at 350.
First, take out an egg so that it starts to become room temperature. With room temperature eggs, the whites and yolks will combine easier when mixing, so the eggs disperse more evenly into the batter. This equals better cookies!
Next, grab the (also room temperature) butter to start creaming it in the mixer. Then add the brown sugar first to the butter as it tends to mix better first than the white sugar.
Then, add a few shakes of salt. Around 1/2 teaspoon.
Keep on mixing!
Then add the white sugar and mix until smooth and creamy!
Once your mixture is creamed and fully mixed, add your egg and keep on mixing for another 5 minutes.
Usually, this is where you would add your vanilla extract. I however ran out recently, so I used a bit of rum instead! It adds a nice flavor but isn’t too strong.
Once that is mixed in, add your oatmeal to the butter and sugar mixture.
Now it’s time for the flour. Slowly mix this in, as I personally have had flour explode everywhere one too many times!
Add a teaspoon of baking powder.
Now it’s time to add the best part- chocolate! Often I use chocolate chips, but today I had both a milk and cookies and cream chocolate bar, so I chopped them up in chunks to use in the cookies instead.
Next, grease a cookie pan with butter and begin rolling out your cookies. I always have a little bowl on the side for my rings as I need to take them of for this step. It can get pretty messy!
I roll my cookies into balls. I find they bake the best in this shape. Make sure you place your cookies far enough apart so they don’t touch as they bake.
It was a gorgeous Sunday as you can see from our windows! We are fortunate to have so many large windows in our apartment that overlooks the water.
Set your timer for 12 minutes.You may have to play with this time, especially with your first batch, as each oven is different.
Now pop them in the oven!
Once they have cooled, place them on a plate and serve with a glass of milk!
I always like to place the best cookies on top. As you can see, this top cookie here was the winner of the batch.
Yum! Warm cookies are the best.
Thanks for joining me! Hope you enjoy baking these cookies as much as I did!
- C & C