Who ever said "Old Fashioned" is out of style is soooooo wrong!
Take a look around you. Have you noticed clothing from the 70's lately? Embroidered jeans anyone? Haha! Even the colored hair that was so a punk rock style of the 80's is back in fashion. I've been there, done that, but I still love it! So what's old is also new. Especially in the case of Old Fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
So times you just crave the things you grew up with. Which led me to Mom's recipe box. She has a box overflowing with recipes from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and I have them all! Sifting through that box brings back so many precious memories of my mom cooking, and all of my relatives as well. It is such a treasure to pull out a recipe that's in her handwriting and smudged from cooking. I can't tell you how many special moments we've had over the years cooking, but making a recipe of hers just brings her back as if we are doing it together again.
OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
I'm not sure where she got this recipe from originally, but the card is pretty worn. I do recall Mom making these cookies throughout the years so I was glad I ran across it.
Do you remember eating Oatmeal cookies growing up? What makes these special is that they have mini chocolate chips inside. The recipe called for regular chocolate chips but I thought the mini ones would be just a great hint of chocolate. The cookie is slightly crispy on the edges, and chewy in the center, which I just love. The oats give texture and the bits of chocolate make them a little decadent. They keep well for several days but try and stop at one cookie! They'll be gone before you know it.
Remember, "old fashioned" is new. Try these cookies!
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
make 4 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add the two sugars and butter. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the ingredients together until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until blended. Add in the flour and baking soda and mix until combined. Stir in the oats and the mini chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop the batter and place it on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, until they are light golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to sit 1 minute. Remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.