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
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)
- Preheat the oven to 375
- In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars with the paddle attachment for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and egg, mix slowly just until combined
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a whisk until combined.
- 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
- 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!