I mention in my About page that I am a staff advisor for a college student club. Well, I was asked by my students to make some items for a bake sale to raise money for a homeless ministry that some students started. The first thing I thought to make was these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Because we all know how unhealthily college students eat, right? I figured, if I could get some oats and fiber into these students, this would be the way to do it!
Sorry, it’s the mom in me. I can’t help it! I did add chocolate chips in there to make it go down easier.
I heard they were a hit, so I guess it worked. Mission accomplished!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixer until well blended. In a medium bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon then mix with a whisk to combine. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until just combined.
Fold in rolled oats and chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 3 dozen cookies with a #30 scoop.