Last Friday I was blessed to have the opportunity to stand beside one of my best friends as she married the love of her life. Jenn is one of those people who gives of herself incessantly. She is fun, generous, warm hearted and pretty much just beautiful inside and out. Her new hubby Chris sure is one lucky guy! The wedding was wonderful and a truly amazing tribute to a fabulous couple. As one of my bridesmaids duties, I was asked to (naturally) do some baking with Jenn. She had decided to provide refreshments for the guests after the ceremony at the church. She wanted to do “his and her favourite drink and baked treat”. Jenn picked water and gluten-free chickpea blondies for her favourites (what a health nut, hey?), and Chris picked ice tea and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Jenn put me in charge of the cookies while she tackled the blondies. Let me tell you, I pretty much have this recipe memorized! There were lots of people at the wedding who requested the recipe so here you have it everyone :) I made a few modifications based on Jenn’s recommendations and recipe reviews. I also subbed M&Ms for the chocolate chips because I happened to have some on hand. Many other chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipes I have tried turned out kind of flat. Not these cookies… they turned out totally perfect. Thanks for the recipe Mrs. Jenn Ellis!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or other form of chocolate, chopped)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts (if using), and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto un-greased baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Source: Recipe adapted from Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from All Recipes