Prep 0 mins
Cook 12 mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter or 1 1⁄2 cups margarine, softened
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups rolled oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Beat together the butter or margarine, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Add oats, flours, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.
- Bake at 325°F (170°C) for 10-12 minutes.
I appreciate you taking out your time trying to create a copycat Great Harvest Cookie recipe. I actually worked at one for 5 years as head baker and I loved our cookies. After doing some researching it was nice to see how many people enjoy Great Harvest. So I followed the recipe exactly to give it shot and just have a few notes. - Salt, Baking powder and baking soda should be all equate parts. - Less sugar. The recipe was close but a bit too much - There is no milk or molasses added. - Do not process the rolled oats, add the total amount along with the step below. - After you cream the butter and sugar, add all the dry ingredients along with the eggs and vanilla. Mix for two minutes on medium speed, then add chocolate chips. Lastly, mix the chocolate chips on low speed for 1 minute. - If the dough is too dry add water for adjustment. The dry:wet ingredient ratio was perfect by the way! I was very impressed this recipe and I hope my suggestions will help you have Great Harvest cookies year-round! Let me know if you needed anymore Great Harvest insight. -James
Fabulous! Definitely a five star recipe. Hearty oats and flour give these guys a great chew while still retaining that classic "cookie" flavor (must be all that butter!) Next time I may add a bit more chocolate chips to satisfy my addiction. Also might slightly reduce salt because I tend to use salted butter.
So Yummy! Made these last night and they were loved...i halved the recipe because this recipe makes so many...They were not too sweet which was good, i like sweet cookies but i dont like when cookies taste like nothing but sugar. The only thing i changed on the recipe was the chocolate chip amount...i added a little extra...maybe 1/2 cup more... I will definitly store this one away!!