September 5, 2014

the best oatmeal chip cookies

It's no secret that I love oatmeal cookies. My big brother, Stephen, particularly loves oatmeal butterscotch chip (sidenote: since we're moving to Seattle and close to him, I anticipate lots of requests for these) and when he and his high school friends would come over to our house, I always made them. See, I was three years younger and really boy crazy... and his friends were nice to me and pretended to flirt with me. I'm pretty sure one time, one of them made some comment about how great my cookies were and so I always just "happened" to "casually" be making cookies on a Friday night when I "overheard" my brother tell my mom that he had friends coming over. Haha. Anyway, here's the recipe. My favorite combination is a little butterscotch chip, a little chocolate chip and a little bit of toffee pieces mixed in there. Heaven. I made these the other day in honor of him and our move up to Seattle!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (heaping) teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick oats
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits

Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl (in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer is fine too). Add eggs and beat until light and smooth. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir into creamed mixture. Gently stir in oats and chips and mix until well combined (you want the oats to really be incorporated into the dough). Cover and chill at least one hour (this is optional, but it produces a superior cookie).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll into balls and flatten just a little bit and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. I like to flatten them a little more when they come out of the oven.


  1. Moving to Seattle?! What a change! But after this summer I'm sure you're feeling pretty happy about it:) I'm excited to hear more details about the move!

  2. I may, or may not, have a cookie weakness. These look amazing! I'm going to whip these up next time I have a hankering for cookies.


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