The Best Cookie Recipe.

Ariko’s Famous Oatmeal
Chocolate Chip Cookies

that can be modified for a variety of tastes and celebrations!

DSC01454I 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.

Blend-
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks softened butter

Then add and blend again:
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Add –
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda    … and blend.

Add –
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!

And if I can ever be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home, please be in touch with a call, e-mail, or filling out the contact form below.  I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

Kensington - Jen McMorran

THE BEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ariko’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

DSC01454I 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.  (I often change it up too… white chocolate chips and Craisons or add raisons and a little cinnamon. These will always get rave reviews!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend-
1 egg                                       ¾ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks softened butter          ¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Add –
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda    … and blend.

Add –
2 cups 1-minute quick quaker oats … and blend.

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 to accompany my closing gifts for special clients and 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!
Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Spectacular Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

This recipe was so good my sister actually e-mailed it out to her favorite friends as their Christmas gift a few years ago 🙂 With the deep green spinach and dark red berries, it looks great on your holiday table.

3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds (can toast in a fry pan with a little butter)
1 pound baby spinach
1 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

For the dressing:
Combine the white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, minced onion, paprika, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds.  Whisk until well blended.

Salad bowl:
Toss baby spinach, almonds, and craisons.  Then add in dressing to taste.

The dressing is on the sweeter side so add a little at a time and taste as you go. I usually make up a batch and keep it in the refrigerator (makes about four full salads for our family of four). I also toast a bunch of slivered almonds and have them ready for both this recipe and my Asian coleslaw. So easy to just assemble for lunch or dinner. And like the Asian coleslaw, this spinach salad tastes great with chicken added.

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
508-930-5259
First Time Home Buyers
Existing Home Sales
New Construction
Antique Homes

Kensington Real Estate Brokerage – Servicing clients from Boston to Providence! North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon, Seekonk, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Providence, Lincoln

You’ll be Thankful for this Cookie Recipe!!

Ariko’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

DSC01454 Can not thank my good friend Ariko enough for this amazing cookie recipe! We met at San Jose State while both in Grad School way back in 1993 and I have been making these ever since.  For over 20 years I have shared this recipe with only a few special people.  Now in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I share it with all of you 🙂  (And don’t worry Leavey/McMorran/Hart Family…  I will still bake them to bring tomorrow along with 15 lbs of mashed potatoes.  Can’t wait to see everyone!!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend-
1 egg ¾ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks softened butter ¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Add –
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda … and blend.

Add –
2 cups 1-minute quick quaker oats … and blend.

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 for minutes on cookie sheets. This gives you the perfect “still soft” cookie – yum!

**I often change it up too… for Christmas I add white chocolate chips and Craisons or for the oatmeal raison lovers just add raisons and a little cinnamon. These will always get rave reviews!

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
508-930-5259
First Time Home Buyers
Existing Home Sales
New Construction
Antique Homes

Kensington Real Estate Brokerage – Servicing clients from Boston to Providence! North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon, Seekonk, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Providence, Lincoln