Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

>>Preheat oven to 325°F

>>Makes 3-3 1/2 dozen cookies

1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with the brown and white sugar.

2. Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until well combined.

3. Add the flour and baking soda.

4. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

5. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, then bake at 325°F for ~12 minutes, until lightly browned.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Adapted from a recipe on a bag of Trader Joe’s oats

These cookies don’t just have a slight hint of peanut butter. They are full on, in-your-face, overwhelmingly peanut buttery. They are for peanut butter lovers.

Ingredients

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup apple sauce (can be replaced with butter, if you want)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 11.5oz bag chocolate chips (dark chocolate chips are really good in these!)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the white and brown sugar and butter until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla, and baking soda.
  3. Add the peanut butter.
  4. By hand, stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and seeds/nuts.
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  5. The dough will be really gooey, so this will be a little tricky, but scoop up a couple tablespoons of the dough, pack it in together to form a cookie, and drop it onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
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  6. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, until edges are light brown. IMG_9335

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Carrots and Cranberries

>>Yields approximately three dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (one large carrot and one small carrot should be about right)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

>>Preheat oven to 375 F

1) In a large bowl, combine the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat with an egg mixer.

2) Add the egg and beat until smooth.

3) Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and vanilla.

4) Using a spoon, stir in the oats, carrots, cranberries, and chocolate chips. Stir until they are well-integrated.

5) Form into cookies and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes.