Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 3/4 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chips

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add baking soda, powder, and salt and mix.
  5. Add flour, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


Frosted Chewies

These are a lightly peanut butter flavored krispie treats with a chocolate/butterscotch frosting on top. These can be really rich, so you might want to cut in small pieces. I served these to a large group of teenage girls one night and they loved them and kept coming back for more!

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 – 6 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 – 6 oz. package butterscotch chips

  1. Mix sugar and corn syrup in saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils.
  2. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter; mix well.
  3. Add Rice Krispies; stirl until evenly coated.
  4. Press mixture evenly and firmly in a butter baking pan (9-in by 13-in).
  5. Cool.
  6. For the frosting, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in top section of double boiler over hot (not BOILING) water.
  7. Stir constantly.
  8. Remove from heat; spread evenly over krispie mixture and let cool until firm.
  9. Cut into bars.

*You can double the recipe and use a 10-in by 14-in buttered pan instead.

World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve made lots of chocolate chip cookies over the years, but these have turned out to be our favorite. They actually stay soft for several days (in a ziploc baggie)! All the other chocolate chip cookies I’ve made in the past turned hard after cooling off, or the next day, even in a ziploc bag.

3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream sugars and butter.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  4. Combine dry ingredients together and gradually add to mixture.
  5. Stir in chips and nuts.
  6. Roll into balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.