I’m noticing a trend

August 30, 2007

As I was looking through my blog I noticed that all the baking I do is on nights when my husband is working late. I never feel like cooking when it’s just me, but yet I always want to bake. I don’t know why that is. Maybe it’s because I’m bored or maybe I have too much time on my hands to look at recipes online. Whatever the reason, that’s just what I do. Well tonight was no different. After I ate my dinner and the dogs and I were just sitting here staring at each other, I decided I had to get up and bake something. As usual when I start to bake I have no real idea what I’m going to make. I saw this recipe and thought it would be something a little different that my usual peanut butter cookies or brownies. After reading all the reviews of this recipe online I finally decided to just half-heartedly take the reviewers’ advice. This is easily the most success I’ve had with oatmeal cookies. They really did turn out chewy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the edges. I ate way too many too. I guess it’s a really good thing my husband doesn’t work late very often or I would be baking and eating a lot more sweets!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
(I made some alterations based on recipe reviews as well as what I had on hand.)


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I added about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (I added about 3/4 tsp)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I added 1/2 tsp)
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats (I added 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Omitted)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

(I baked these for about 15 min)

Original Source: All Recipes


4 Responses to “I’m noticing a trend”

  1. Kayte Says:

    wow!! i need to save this recipe. they look so good!

  2. Elly Says:

    These look SO yummy. Any kind of oatmeal cookie is my favorite.

  3. Tiff Says:

    Hello – you’ve been Tagged – you have to post 8 fun facts about yourself & then tag 8 more people. I thought of you since your dog is Tag.

  4. Trisha Says:

    I do the same thing when DH isn’t home! This recipe looks yummy, I’ll have to try it!

    Oh,by the way, you’ve been tagged! See my blog for the details!


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