This is a copycat of Great Harvest's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They don't taste exactly the same, but I imagine that's because I don't have a flour mill to grind fresh flour! They do taste very similar though, and whether they're the real deal or not they are my very favorite chocolate chip cookies, with a rich caramel flavor to the dough. YUM!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
- Cream together the brown sugar and butter until well combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
- Mix in the molasses, milk and vanilla.
- Take one cup of the rolled oats and grind them in a blender or food processor until it is the consistency of coarse flour.
- Add the ground oats and the remaining cup of rolled oats to the butter mixture and mix well.
- Now add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Using a 1/4 cup scoop (my standard size ice cream scoop works well for this) or a measuring cup, scoop the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown.
- Remove from oven and cool two minutes on cookie sheets.
- Remove from cookie sheets to cool completely on racks.
I wanted to clone Great Harvest Bakery's Salted Caramel Cookies, and this was a great base. I upped the salt to 1/2 teaspoon, omitted the chocolate chips, and substituted one package of caramel bits. The cookies turned out GREAT, and very close to the real deal, though perhaps a bit too sweet. I might pull back on the brown sugar a bit next time to balance the sweetness from all the caramel. Also, Great harvest finishes their cookies with a sprinkle of very coarse salt on top, if that floats your boat.
These cookies are great! One note, if you are using freshly milled whole wheat flour you will need to use 2.5 cups of flour and a little more oats to keep the cookies from being flat. Thanks for a great recipe!
I really enjoyed these cookies and will definately make again. Very good. Thank you for sharing.