Sunday, October 19, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I took this recipe out of a copy of Reader's Digest some years ago. This recipe was posted as the best chocolate chip cookie recipe after a contest they'd had. I finally got around to making it, and now it's the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I make. We like to make some homemade ice cream and cut up some cookies and add them to the ice cream for some chocolate chip cookie ice cream- it's awesome.

Mom's Ultimate

1 cup soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups quick oats
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips


Cream butter, sugar together. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, stir into butter/sugar mixture. Add vanilla, then dry ingredients and chips. Drop small balls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.


To save time, I usually just make this as cookie bars. Just as delicious either way. If you think it's too chocolaty for you, you don't have to add all the chocolate chips.

4 comments:

McKnights said...

You sent out this recipe before and we tried and and my family liked it so much that it too has replaced all recipes in my house. I like it because it uses fewer ingred. and seems to be done a lot faster. Thanks for a winner of a recipe.

Shannon said...

Do you have to add the oats? Because I don't believe that anything that even sounds healthy belongs in a cookie. Please answer, because I'm serious.

Debra said...

I've never tried it without the oats, so I don't know how that would turn out. But I PROMISE, there is nothing healthy-tasting about it. I even replaced about half the flour with wheat flour, and I couldn't taste a difference.

Daisy Paige said...

Sounds yummy, but almost too simple. And I'm going to try your 1/2 wheat flour trick and let Josh try them. If he approves, it'll become my standard as well.