Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa's Favorite Cookies

These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are taken from David Waltuck's Staff Meals cookbook; not only are they healthier, they are more interesting than plain old Toll House cookies. We'll be baking them today for Santa to eat tonight.

2 sticks of butter at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
2 cups mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 and either butter baking sheets or use parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugars in stand mixer until fluffy. Add salt and baking soda and mix. Add eggs and mix. Add flour one cup at a time - mix more each time (and scrape down the bowl if needed). Add oats one cup at a time (ditto on the scraping). Add the chips, stirring carefully.

Bake 10-12 minutes and eat as soon as they are cool enough to not burn your mouth. Milk required. These always work for everyone in this house.

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