Comfort food is really important in all of our lives. It’s that food that you don’t think about the calories or how many sticks of butter is in it, and you just eat, enjoy and escape from what is plaguing your mind.
I know quite a few people right now that are in need of some comfort food. This post goes out to Libby and her soon-to-be mother-in-law, Evan and his Uncle, Mrs. Frank (my favorite High School English teacher) as she battles cancer for the second time, James for his long journey to Taiwan, and Jennie from In Jennie’s Kitchen as she recovers from a loss, as well as anyone else who needs a little love.
One of my comfort foods is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies, but specifically my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. There is something about this recipe that is so different from the others. It is like a hardy version of a chocolate chip cookie. These are a full proof guarantee to comfort as you sit on the couch and watch The Real Housewives of whatever or the Food Network for a few hours.
If it wasn’t enough that the cookies are amazing, the dough to these cookies is so tasty I always have trouble when it comes to not eating it. I lack self control when I am near this dough so I try and bake these earlier in the day and not near dinner…
I hope you make these for the people in your life that you love and care for, and for the people who need a little comforting in their lives.
James – I know you have been dying for this recipe for 2 years now. Well here you go 🙂 Use it well.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3 Dozen
1 ¼ cups butter
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup milk
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt [1/2 if salted butter]
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together butter and the sugars until creamy. Add in egg, vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add in flour mixture to butter mixture until combined. Mix in oats, then chocolate chips. Using a spatula or spoon, stir together dough to make sure all the chocolate chips are evenly spread out and not sitting at the bottom. Drop tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes.