Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies on picnic tableThese hearty, chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect snack!  They’ll satisfy a sweet tooth, and make you happy.  They’re wonderful!
Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies and a glass of milk on a picnic tableI used both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, but you could use just one or the other.  I like them both!  Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies on picnic table

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  2. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. ½ cup coconut
  8. 2 cups rolled oats, divided (either quick 1-minute or old fashioned, but not instant oatmeal)
  9. 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. 2 cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put the coconut and 1 cup of the oats in a blender or food processor, and process until the consistency corn meal.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine this meal with the remaining cup oats, the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix completely.
  4. In another large bowl, cream butter, sugars, and maple syrup until light. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add dry ingredients, and mix just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips (I used 1 cup semi-sweet and 1 cup milk, but I prefer semi-sweet)
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared pans, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until desired shade of golden brown.
  7. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire cooling racks.
Notes
  1. Yields approximately 4 dozen 3-inch cookies
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Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grinding oats and coconut for Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies

In a blender or food processor, combine
½ cup coconut
1 cup rolled oats (either quick 1-minute or old fashioned, but not instant oatmeal)
Process until the consistency corn meal.

Mixing dry ingredients for Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough

In a large mixing bowl, combine this meal with
1 remaining cup rolled oats
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Mix completely.

Creaming butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and maple syrup for Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough

In another large bowl, put together
1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Cream until light (about 2 minutes).

Adding eggs and vanilla to Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough

Add
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat for another 2-3 minutes.

Adding dry ingredients to Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough

Add dry ingredients, and mix just until incorporated.

mixing in semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips into homemade Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough

Fold in
2 cups chocolate chips
(I used 1 cup semi-sweet and 1 cup milk, but I think they taste better with all semi-sweet.)

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie dough being scooped onto cookie sheet

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared pans, and …

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies dough balls ready to go into oven

… bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes depending upon when they reach your desired shade of golden brown.

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies fresh from oven

Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then …

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies on wire cooling rack

… transfer to wire cooling racks.

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookies on picnic table

They’re amazing while they’re still warm, …

 

Dunking a Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie in a glass of milk

… with a glass of cold milk.

eating a fresh, warm Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip Cookie

Chewy Choc~Oat~Chip heaven!