Ariko’s Famous Oatmeal
Chocolate Chip Cookies
that can be modified for a variety of tastes and celebrations!
I can not thank my good friend Ariko enough for this amazing cookie recipe! Ariko and I met at San Jose State while both in Grad School way back in 1993 and I have been making these ever since. And you can make so many variations using a variety of chips, raisins, and Craisins. This Thanksgiving I found pumpkin spice flavored chips by Nestle combined those with white chocolate chips. They were delicious. Another favorite combination at Holiday time for cookie swaps is Craisin and white chocolate chip … SO good! Do you have any other ideas? Go for it… one of those recipes that never seems to go wrong.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks softened butter
Then add and blend again:
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda … and blend.
2 cups 1-minute quick quaker oats … and blend. (definitely use the QUICK OATS)
And finally add-
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes (should look soft and “not quite done”, my oven takes 11 min). Then let cool for 12 minutes on cookie sheets. This gives you the perfect “still soft” cookie – yum!
This recipe never disappoints! I have actually given these cookies they are often better received than some of the best bottles of wine and gift cards I have given. I think the trick is making sure your butter is softened before blending with the sugars and then only cooking them until the look “almost done”. Letting the cookies sit on the pan after removing them from oven absolutely does the trick to finish the cooking off and create a soft wonderful ooey gooey cookie! And, yes, it does make a difference using both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. (Sometimes I even splurge and use Ghiradelli chips!) Have fun and experiment… you are going to love them!
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