Chocolate is my boyfriend. My other lover. My favorite mistake. And I’m totally okay admitting it. Cutting sugar from my diet makes me a raging lunatic, so I’m not even going to try anymore. Sure, maybe I’ll stop at one cookie instead of the whole batch, but breaking up with chocolate, permanently, just isn’t in the cards.
We should make some chocolate chip cookies to celebrate this declaration of love, yes? I think so, too.
Chocolate chip cookies are one of the ultimate comfort foods. The treat you hope your mom has made for you, cooling on the counter, just waiting for you on your very worst days. And for whatever reason, for me, oatmeal chocolate chip raisin cookies are all the better. Eat one or two of those bad boys with a tall glass of cold milk and all the sadness in your life just magically disappears.
We’re not talking calories here, because magic and calories don’t mix. Just go with it.
Today I’m sharing my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, which with a few tweaks you can make into chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, if you’re so inclined, or my very favorite: chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies.
Let’s get started.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
(adapted from Betty Crocker)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup stick butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- leave out 1/4 cup flour
- add 1 cup oats
to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies
- leave out 3/4 cup flour
- reduce chocolate chips to 1 cup
- add 1 cup oats
- add 1/2 – 3/4 cup raisins
- Heat oven to 375 degrees
- Mix sugars, butter and eggs in large bowl
- Add flour, baking soda and salt
- Stir in chocolate chips and continue mixing
- If making oatmeal or oatmeal raisin cookies add oatmeal and raisins now
- Mix again
- Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto greased cookie sheet
- Bake 8-10 minutes
Now pour yourself a cold glass of milk, pull up to the table, and have a nice little afternoon snack. I feel better already, don’t you?