Where does time go?! I can hardly believe school is out for summer. This is a bittersweet time for me. When school begins again my son will be a high school senior. Say, what?! How did that happen?
This is one of those times I truly wish I could slow down time. You know what I mean?
In my head, he is still this little guy running around playing with toys. But in reality, he is this deep voiced young man, keys in hand, heading out the door.
I have made these Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies since he was a little boy. I can make so many different varieties of cookies, but these have always been his favorite.
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are soft, loaded with oatmeal and have the perfect amount of chocolate chips. As strange to some as it may sound, according to him, you can have too many chocolate chips in a cookie.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup 0% plain greek yogurt
- 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Line two cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper.
- In a mixer add butter and blend until creamy. Add in the sugars and blend on medium-low until combined. Scape down sides if needed.
- Pause the mixer and add the vanilla extract and eggs to the mixer. Turn the mixer to medium speed and increase to medium-high and blend until lightly fluffy, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer to low and add in the yogurt. Pause mixer.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
- With the mixer on low, gradually add in the flour. Increase to medium and blend until combined, scraping down sides as needed.
- Return the mixer to low and gradually add in the oatmeal to the mixer. Blend on medium speed until throughly combined.
- Reserve ½ cup of the chocolate chips and stir in the rest into the dough.
- Using a tablespoon scoop, evenly place dough on baking sheet. Gently press in a few chips to the top of each ball of dough.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden.