Have you started your Holiday baking yet? This weekend, I will begin baking some of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite cookie recipes. I make the most amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie with a secret ingredient! It is so delicious that it will become a your favorite of yours too. This cookie is just not for the holidays. It’s such a yummy dessert that you will be making it all year long.
Over the years, I tweaked my recipe until it became the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. I should warn you… eating one cookie is not enough. They are that yummy! Chocolate Chip Cookies are my my favorite food on the planet! No joking! It’s my ultimate comfort food.
In my family, it is the number one most requested food item. It also is requested by my children in lieu of a cake for their birthdays.
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These cookies are easy to make ahead of time and freezes well. Have you ever snuck a cookie from the freezer? I use to do it all the time growing up as a child.
They are also great to make ice cream sandwiches. You just make the cookies larger and add vanilla ice cream between two cookies. I wrap in cling wrap and place in a Ziploc Freezer bag. They keep for about one to two months in the freezer.
So you are probably wondering by now what is the secret ingredient that makes this cookie so darn yummy? Oats! What…yes, oats! I grab a scoop of my oats used for making oatmeal (not the instant kind) and put it in my NutriBullet (you can use a food processor or blender) to grind it to a powder. Then the 1/3 cup of grounded oats is added to the cookie mixture. It makes these cookies so delicious.
Once I forgot to add the oats and the cookies just were not the same. Seriously, they were not the same scrumptious cookie without that secret ingredient.
Here the cookies are displayed in my beautiful galvanized and wood cake stand with glass dome and on a pretty plate. Believe me, these cookies will be gone by tomorrow. You can find the same cake stand with glass dome here. I love displaying cookies in jars or cake stand for the family. Who doesn’t want to see yummy cookies staring at you every time you walk pass the counter.
During the holidays, you can serve up your cookies on cute festive plates with pretty napkins. I ordered napkins similar to the ones above with white embroidered polka Dots from here to use at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or even the 4th of July. My plates are at least 15 years old. I have my eyes on this new set of 4 plates that would pair beautifully with the red napkins for the holiday. Are they not the cutest? You can find them here.
Hope you give this recipe a try. Be sure to let me know how you like it. It is sure to become a personal favorite!
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Cup Oats (not instant) 1/3 Cup should be after you grind the oats in a blender, Nutribullet or food processor.
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract No imitation vanilla. Use a good quality vanilla extract.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Cup Salted Butter (not substitution) (Two Sticks Soften)
- 3/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Light Packed Brown Sugar
- 2 1/2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Use good chocolate chips such as GhiGhirardelli
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts (Optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375° F.
- Line the baking sheet pans with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl (I use my KitchenAid Mixer), cream butter, granulated white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
- Add eggs to the mixture and mix until all ingredients are creamy.
- Add flour, salt and baking soda.
- In a food processor grind the oats to a powder. Then add to the cookie mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips and mix until all are distributed into the cookie mixture. Do not over mix.
- Stir in chopped nuts and mix (optional).
- Using a medium size cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded tablespoon of cookie mixture onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using a cookie scoop will produce cookies of the same size.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes (depending on your oven) or until golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and remove to wire racks or plate to thoroughly cool.
- Cookies can be stored in air tight containers. Cookies can also be made ahead and store in the freezer. Remove 1/2 hour before serving to thaw.
Kim Waldorf says
These look delicious! My family loves chocolate chip cookies. I will definitely have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Kim for stopping by the blog today. Please do give these cookies a try. They are yummy. I hid some in a baggy in the freezer from others in the house for later. LOL
Mary Anne Russo says
These look delicious! I think I am going to try this recipe and use a gluten free flour mix !
That sounds like a wonderful idea. You will have to let me know how the gluten free cookies turn out.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Theresa Shaw says
These are my favorite
Thank you, Theresa. So glad you like them.