My mom is an amazing baker and cook. I’ve pretty well learned all I know from her. Heck I’m almost 42 and I still call her with technical questions on a monthly basis, so lets just say she’s my baking mentor. This, however, is not one of her recipes… it’s my dad’s former secretary Mara’s. He used to be a lawyer and she was his right hand man, er woman!
My mom makes a mean oatmeal cookie, but this one is so completely different that it warrants an inclusion in the blog!
1 cup br. sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp. hot water
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cups chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet)
1. Beat eggs until frothy. Use a whisk if you don’t have a Kitchenaid.
2. Beat in sugars, oil and vanilla, still using the wire whisk on your machine until light and fluffy.
3. Dissolve the baking soda into the hot water and beat it in.
4. Add the flour, oats and salt and mix it by hand with a wooden spoon. I like to kick it old school the old-fashioned way sometimes…
5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Don’t think I don’t know you snuck a few as you put them in the batter… come on-admit it!
6. Spoon out the dough (it’ll be a little sticky) onto your cookie sheet or Silpat. Make sure you give them a little space in between as the cookies spread out quite a bit.
* Grease the cookie sheet if you’re not using a Silpat.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I found it easier to remove them from the sheet with my metal flipper if I waited a couple of minutes. As I mentioned, the dough is a little sticky so the cookie gets rather, well, STUCK to the cookie sheet, so let them sit a minute, then move the cookies to a cooling rack and try to not eat one immediately! (I dare you!) They are soft and chewy and crispy all at the same time. Try them, they’re DIVINE!