Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Breinholt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our friends, the Breinholts introduced us to this recipe and it's been our favorite ever since!  They actually found the recipe on the back of the Market Pantry Old Fashioned Oats package.  I don't know if this is key, but they mix everything by hand (good old elbow grease).  The dough and the cookies are top-notch.

Breinholts Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

8 oz. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla on medium speed of electric mixer (or by hand) until creamy.  Beat in eggs until light and fluffy.  Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt on low until blended.  Stir in oats and chocolate chips.  Form dough into 2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 16-18 minutes until edges are golden brown, but still soft in the center.