Updated: Oct 20, 2018
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is the simple cookie recipe for an old classic. I like it because you bake it for 11 minutes and it comes out perfect! The oatmeal in the recipe allows me to eat a few at breakfast......great excuse. The recipe mades only about 2 dozen. Which is another plus for me when I only want a small batch.
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: makes about 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup, 1 stick, butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Set the oven to 350F (correct temperature makes a difference)
Slice the butter into chunks and microwave for about 3-40 seconds until it's mostly melted. I did it in 10 second increments.
Beat in the two sugars until light and fluffy, and then blend in the egg and vanilla.
Stir in the dry ingredients, (Be sure to stir the flour with a fork before using.)
When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, go ahead and add the chocolate chips, and continue to mix just until everything is nicely incorporated.
I use a 1 small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. This helps with uniformity. Flatten slightly with my fingers. I like to add a couple of extra chocolate chips to the surface of the dough before I bake them.
Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. I use parchment paper.
Bake for 10-11 minutes. The cookies will look puffy and pale, but that's what you want for a soft textured cookie.
Let cool on the pan briefly and then move to a rack.
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