Bust out those aprons – it’s cookie time! Between now and Christmas, I’ll be sharing 12 delicious cookie recipes for you to try. Share some with your neighbors, bring some to a cookie swap party, or keep them all for yourself. I won’t tell anyone. Promise.
Welcome to day 2 of my 12 days of Christmas cookies series.
Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Sure, they don’t scream Christmas, but they are a classic that will sure to please the taste buds of any recipient.
I love how hearty these cookies look – they remind me of big, chunky Christmas sweaters.
The recipe is versatile – you can add in raisins, berries or really whatever else tickles your fancy. I made another batch the last night and threw in some holiday colored peanut M&M’s and they turned out great.
Pro-tip: just before baking, press a couple of extra chocolate chips into the top of each cookie to make them extra pretty (and chocolate-y)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined
- Add oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined
- Add the chocolate chips and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for approx. 2 hours
- Roll dough into 1" balls and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- In an oven preheated to 350, bake cookies for 11 minutes or until edges are slightly brown
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack
- Dough will still look undercooked when cookies are ready to be removed from oven, they will continue to cook so don't worry!