Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s currently 91 degrees, on this September Day, in North Carolina. A cool fall afternoon seems very far away, but I’m ready for the leaves to change and the weather to crisp up. These cookies have fall driving all through them and I just can’t wait anymore for the weather to break! A good oatmeal cookie is easy enough to make, but when you make the effort to add nutmeg, cinnamon, and chocolate chips, that’s a love worthy cookie! These cookies are a little crisp on the outside and chewy, ooey, gooey, on the inside. Your house will smell absolutely delicious.  If you were really smart, you’d prep a batch of batter, roll it up like a log in parchment paper, throw it in a ziploc and then freeze.  Right before friends come over, you take out your frozen cookie dough and bake a batch up.  The smell will waft through your house and create a sublimely inviting warmth.

I know these will be one of your favorite cookies to put out this fall🍪

Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 dozen

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Ingredients:
1 12 oz bag dark chocolate chips(or any chip your family likes, we use Ghirardelli 60% cocoa)
1 Cup butter, softened
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
3 1/2 Cups oats (uncooked)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars with the paddle attachment for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and egg, mix slowly just until combined
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a whisk until combined.
  5. Add 1/2 the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips and place mixture into the fridge, covered, for 20-30 minutes.Bake 8-9 minutes and cook on a wire rack.  Make sure to pull cookies out when they are slightly beginning to brown on top.  Don’t over bake.  Let cookies set up for 1-2 minutes and then remove from cookie sheet.  If you leave them on the hot cookie sheet, they will continue to cook!

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