Recipe by LifeIsGood
A friend brought these to a picnic. After one taste of the warm-from-the-oven cookie, I knew I had to have the recipe. These are now the most requested cookie by my family. The recipe makes a HUGE batch of big cookies, but they do freeze very well. The 5 dozen amount is a guess, I've never counted! We love these and hope you will too!
Top Review by SSX
I'm sooo glad I didn't cut the recipe in half when I made these for Christmas! This is the best and only oatmeal cookie recipe I'll use from now on!!! The ground up oatmeal in this recipe gave the cookie a better texture and helped hold the cookie together vs any regular chocolate chip cookie or oatmeal cookie. These cookies don't spread much at all (which I like because they result in a nice thickness!) so you have to shape/flatten them into rounds before you bake them or else the balls you bake will have a rounded top (unless that's what you're going for). Once I mixed up the batter I divided it into quarters and made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, chocolate butterscotch chip pecan oatmeal cookies, red and green M&M oatmeal cookies, and cranberry white chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies. Everyone loved these but especially the cranberry version. I love this recipe!
- 2 cups butter (I use unsalted for baking)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups oatmeal, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 32 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
- 3 cups chopped nuts (I don't use) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cream together, using a stand mixer: butter, sugar and brown sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Blend well.
- Blend 2 1/2 cups of the oatmeal in a food processor or blender.
- In a separate large bowl, mix together: flour, all of the oatmeal (2 1/2 cups processed and 2 1/2 cups whole), salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Add the dry mixture, on low - a bit at a time, to the wet ingredients and blend together until fully incorporated.
- Add the chocolate chips and blend in on low. (Add nuts here, too, if you want.).
- Scoop balls onto cookie sheets, spaced a few inches apart. I like to make them about 1 inch balls.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Get the gallon of milk ready!