Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 Cups oats (uncooked)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 12 oz bag dark chocolate chips(or any chip your family likes, we useGhirardelli 60% cocoa)
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine flour, both sugars, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a whisk until combined.
  3. Cut in the cold butter, with your mixer
  4. Add the chocolate chips, stir
  5. Add vanilla and egg, mix slowly just until combined
  6. Scoop cookies with 2 oz scoop, (approximately the size between a golf ball and a pool ball). put them into a container and freeze for 30 min-2 months.
  7. Bake 8-11 minutes and cool 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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