Tested till perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chewy, buttery centre and a crisp edge make this the ultimate oatmeal cookie. Quick-cooking rolled oats are the key to the well-loved, homey texture, so be sure to avoid instant oats, which will cause the cookies to spread too much.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 55 minutes
  • Portion size 40 cookies


  • 1 cup 1cupbutter, softened
  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsquick-cooking rolled oats, (not instant)
  • 2 cups 2cupssemisweet chocolate chips
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In bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded 1 tbsp, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheets. With fork, flatten to 1-inch (2.5 cm) thickness.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on pan on racks for 5 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Additional information :
Change It Up

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 144 pro 2g total fat 8g sat. fat 5g
carb 19g dietary fibre 1g sugar 13g chol 17mg
sodium 98mg potassium 70mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 6 vit A 4 folate 5
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