Happy Friday! I thought it would be fun to post something food-inspired and call it my “Foodie Friday” post. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love food and posting pretty pictures of it. Most of the people I follow are food bloggers that take the most gorgeous and drool-worthy pictures ever.
I love a good chocolate chip cookie. When I was pregnant with Phoebe, my last week of pregnancy I spent baking cookies. I don’t know why, but I think it was my therapeutic form of nesting. I also thought if I had lots of visitors to see the new baby, it would be nice to have some frozen cookie dough to pop in the oven so I could serve fresh cookies to my guests. Ha ha. That was a cute idea.
Here’s one of my all-time favs- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are super soft and melt in your mouth, and the flavor from the oats give it the best and most subtle nutty flavor. It’s perfection. Did I mention this is the quickest, easiest batch of cookies to throw together?
Enjoy and HAPPY FRIDAY! You deserve a cookie.
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canola oil or melted coconut oil (use a little more if dough seems is too dry)
- 2 large eggs
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks + more if desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the oatmeal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, canola oil, eggs and vanilla, beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. The dough will be crumbly. Mix in the chocolate chips.Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough. Use you hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball. If the mixture is not holding add 1 tablespoon more of oil. Place on prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly do not worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until set and golden.