Sunday, 29 July 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a family favourite and are just as quick to make as a trip to the store to buy cookies.

1 cup butter
3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup white sugar

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in until smooth

2 eggs

In another bowl mix together

2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt (these may need no salt if using salted butter)
1 tsp baking soda

Stir into butter mixture. Add

1-2 cups pure chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, or whatever.

Place on a cookie sheet by spoonfuls and bake in preheated oven (375F) for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and set.


Anonymous said...

Do you think half of the flour could be substituted for whole wheat?

Ruth said...

For sure...I usually always use 1/2 whole wheat or use some wheat germ. The oats add some whole grain too. The cookies can be a little heavier with the whole wheat and I would freeze any that you are not going to use in a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

My great-grandma used to make these very same cookies; she called them Cowboy Cookies, but I'm not sure why.

BTW, the dough freezes well, and far better than the actual baked cookies. If you use a scoop, you can parcel it out into dough balls on a cookie sheet. Freeze, then pop them off and put them in a big Ziploc bag.

Then, when you need homemade cookies, put a few of the dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake them slightly longer than you would thawed. Insta-cookies!

And of course the frozen cookie dough balls make excellent guilty pleasure snacks. Not that I would know.

Ruth said...

My daughters love cookie dough icecream so I am sure the frozen dough would gradually disappear. You idea is really good, especially now that we have so few living at home.