Every once in awhile.....actually, quite often, I get this urge to make chocolate chip cookies. It's the ultimate comfort food for me and I enjoy making them so much. I DO have my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes but because I always need new material for my blog, I have to consistently come up with new & different recipes. This recipe is from the Bake or Break blog. The big difference with this recipe is the addition of oatmeal. Oatmeal that is ground to a powder. These cookies are quite good for sure but they are not my favorite. They are heavy and sturdy and chewy and have a good flavor. You can taste the oats in them but I don't know if you could place the flavor if you didn't know they were in there. The oats are ground so finely that you cannot see them in the dough or finished cookie. While making these I had to glance at the recipe a few times while I was adding all the dry ingredients. There seemed to be such an excess of dry ingredients. I thought "how am I going to incorporate all of this flour & oats?". The cookie dough ended up being VERY stiff and heavy and my mixer started smelling like smoke it was working so hard! But I followed the directions and everything turned out wonderful. Bake or Break said these are her very favorite chocolate chip cookies. I admit they are indeed delicious but I think I prefer no oats in mine. Try these out and tell me what you think! Oh, my one and only change was to add milk chocolate chips instead of a broken up milk chocolate bar and of course I added the semi sweet chips like the recipe states. Oh, and I didn't add nuts...as always.
My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Bake or Break
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Preheat oven to 375°.
Beat butter at medium speed in a heavy-duty mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, bakings soda, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture and beat well.
Process oats in a food processor until finely ground. Add to butter mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolates and pecans.
Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Then, remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.