Adventathon: 5

December 3rd

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Delights

Adventathon day 5

So, you’ve all had a chocolate chip cookie. You’ve probably enjoyed an oatmeal cookie a time or four too. But I’ll go out on a limb here to say this is one of the tastiest combinations of two you’ll ever inhale.

Adventathon day 5

Cookies are one of my favorite desserts to bake. They are easy, they make just about everyone happy and they take very little time. Plus, they are a great way to spice up the otherwise bland “loaned tupperware container return.”

Adventathon day 5

Oh, you know what I’m talking about — that stack of tupperware in your cabinet that you’ve collected from leftovers at friend’s homes. It should be called “mysteryware.” If there is a corresponding lid to be found, I call it a good day. If I can remember where it came from in the first place — a great day.

This container had birthday dinner leftovers in it from more than a month ago at Adam and Kim’s place. This morning it was returned with chocolate chip oatmeal delights.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt, cinnamon, cardamom. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and oats. Use an ice cream scoop to place uniform cookies on ungreased pans. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until brown.

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And if you are lucky like me, you’ll pull them out of the oven with a sweet birdie potholder. My friend Tina surprised me with this yesterday and I already put it to great use. Love it!

~K

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10 Responses

  1. I’m eating some as we speak.

  2. Chocolate-oatmeal might just be my FAVORITE kind of cookie. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. wow! Really? You return it with cookies inside. I’ll loan you some tupperware.

  4. I’ve been making your banana oatmeal choc. chip cookies for a looooonnnnngggg time. You really can’t go wrong with oatmeal and chocolate. http://www.africankelli.com/2007/03/19/welcome-home/

  5. Yum yum yum and cute cute cute! Thanks for the inspiration, as always and Big Hugs, Kelli!

  6. Yummmm. I LOVE that potholder.

  7. Those cookies look good. I usually enjoy baking cookies and other goodies for Christmas and I always have Christmas dinner at my house. Not this year. My long awaited kitchen/dining room renovation is due to start sometime next week and I know it won’t be done by Christmas. I look forward to cooking & baking in my new kitchen!

  8. yum! i so love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (much better than with raisins…blah!)

  9. It’s time for a little coffee break here where I live, your cookies make me hungry!
    P.S. I sent you an envelope, I hope it will arrive before you’ll leave for the holidays…..

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