Perfect Oatmeal Choco Chip Cookies

I’ve had quite a sweet tooth lately and I’m not sure why. It definitely isn’t going to help maintain my new, slightly trimmed down bod after doing P90X for the past 3 months. Sigh. Why is chocolate so yummy??

The other night I was on the hunt for a oatmeal chocolate chip recipe. I just had a craving for them! I ended up using this Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe that is just perfect; the cookies were soft on the inside and a tad crispy on the edges. I can tell my husband likes them because he grabs for one every time he passes the cookie container. 🙂

This recipe makes a whopping 4 dozen cookies which is more cookies than we like to have around our house at any given time, so I decided to freeze half of the batch. I’ll tell you how to do that later. For now, enjoy this super easy and very delicious cookie recipe!

Ingredients

* 1 3/4 C white whole wheat all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
* 1 1/4 C packed brown sugar
* 1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened
* 1/2 C granulated sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 2 1/2 C quick or old-fashioned oats
* 2 C (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

To bake:
1. PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

3. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well.

4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 12 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely

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