Chewy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

My sister just had a baby!! Ah! I now have 3 nephews, that makes a total of 4 boys in our family. Holy cow. I made these cookies to bring to her as she is laid up in a hospital room. Ugh, definitely not fun. But these will give her energy and is the perfect pick me up snack. I wish I had chocolate chips because those would have been a tasty addition, but I didn’t so here we are! Delicious oatmeal banana cookies! Let’s get to baking…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, corn starch, baking soda and oats. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together the butter, both sugars, mashed bananas, vanilla and egg until combined. Slowly add in oatmeal/flour mixture and mix until combined. If needed, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up the dough.

Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve already made 2 batches of these cookies in like a week and a half. They are so easy to make and even more easy to eat! I could name these brownie cookies because they really do taste like a brownie in cookie form. So soft and chewy and oh so chocolatey! So go get your aprons on! And let’s bake some cookies…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 overflowing cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips (I like using mini in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever size chip you want)

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter, oil and sugar until nice and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Press down slightly on each cookie. Bake for about 9 minutes. Let rest a minute on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Soft & Chewy Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I just couldn’t resist the urge to bake something gooey and delicious today! I started the 3 Day Potty Training Boot Camp for my 2 year old today so we needed something to help pass the time. For those who aren’t familiar with this method, you cannot leave the house for 3 straight, full days. You have to keep an eye on your child at all times. This is fine, now that these cold ass Chicago days are upon us. Plus, little boys Fruit of the Loom briefs are super cute!

Ok, enough mom talk. These cookies are simple to make and don’t have crazy ingredients, so if you need a pick me up, bake up these brown circles of chocolatey, sugary goodness!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling

These cookies are so pretty! My husband even asked, “Why are they so shiny?” LOL

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Add egg and egg yolk and whisk until combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients and stir until moistened. Dough will be thick.

Roll dough into 2 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Press each cookie down slightly with the bottom of a glass.

Bake for 10 minutes and let cool on cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

 

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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking, yes I do! I love baking, how ’bout you?ย I honestly think oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are peoples favorite cookie. They are so easy to make, somewhat healthy, and chocolate is so much better than raisins. I got this recipe from another blogger who adapted it from the Quaker Oats web site. But I changed it a bit because I found there were too many oats, not enough chocolate, and I did not add cinnamon. Sorry, cinnamon and chocolate don’t mix in my book. So, here we go…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet(s) lined with parchment paper

For the dough:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick + 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter and both sugars until smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Cover and put in refrigerator for 15 minutes (or longer if you want to bake the cookies later).

For big cookies, use an ice cream scoop and drop cookies on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Withย your fingers, slightly flatten each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!

For normal size cookies, scoop by rounded tablespoons and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. With your fingers, slightly flatten each cookie. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!