Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 35: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Like most families, we are always on the go. Our weekly schedule is enough to give anyone calendar anxiety.  It often reminds me of  Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ. Lions and tigers and bears, oh, my! Quickly turns into soccer and karate and baseball, OH, MY!
One of the boy's favorite on the go snacks are granola bars. They are quick, easy and satisfying.
With that in mind I baked this Chewy Oatmeal Cookie.
My chewy oatmeal cookies actually taste like the popular granola bars! The key I think) was to use the mini chocolate chips.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookie

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cups of mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a separate bowl.
Cream butter and sugars together

Add vanilla and eggs one at a time

Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
Mix in oats then mini chocolate chips.
Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Trust me, these cookies will not last!!

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