23 September 2011

Treats for school? Let's bring cookies.

I've found a new-to-me cookie recipe I had to share. Today is my son's turn for taking treats to kindergarten. All he wanted to bring was cookies. Thankfully we're back to sanity land where I can make homemade treats and bring them to school.

I wanted to try this recipe because it's about as healthy as the granola bars you purchase at the grocery store, but baked fresh with no preservatives.
You can find the original recipe on the back of Nestle Chocolate Chip packages.   I'm sharing my version, with a few modifications.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

  • Beat the butter together until it is soft. Add the sugars and cream together with the butter. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well. Incorporate the baking soda and salt. Slowly beat in the flour. Scrape sides, then add the oatmeal. Mix well, and then stir in the chocolate chips.

    Drop by small tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 9 minutes.  Makes about 60 cookies.

    Don't they look yummy?  Too bad I've started my sugar reduction program.  I didn't even have a taste!   I think they passed, according to my test subject.

    Hopefully they're a hit with the whole class.

    Sharing with Creation CornerTatertots and Jello, and The Southern Institute.

    5 happy thoughts:

    Michele Pacey said...

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. My favourite cookie of all time. They look super-delectable. Oh how I wish I could reach into the screen. But alas, no. Sigh. :)

    Relics of Witney said...

    That looks completely delicious, Chris. We love trying different recipes.

    We've followed your lovely blog.

    The Relics Team

    Jenny said...

    Oh Chris, how did you know oatmeal chocolate chip was my favorite cookie? I'd love for you to link this up with Creative Me Monday! You can link up through tomorrow night... here's the link:


    Hope to see you there!


    BRITTANY said...

    YUM! Those look very yummy! I could use one right NOW! I'm loving all the fun things on your blog! Thank you for visiting today and commenting :) Have a great weekend!

    Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...


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