I thought I'd share a recipe for chocolate chip cookies today. The recipe belongs to a friend who received it from her mother-in-law. I guess it's a sure sign your mother-in-law likes you when she shares the recipe she's famous for. My friend calls them MIL's chocolate chip cookies.
I call them the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted. Here's the recipe:
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup uncooked oatmeal (rolled oats)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips or any other type you'd like to use
Place butter in a medium sized saucepan. Melt butter and set aside. Add both types of sugar and mix well until well combined. Refrigerate for 10 minutes - keep it in the pan, just put the pan and all in the refrigerator.
While you're waiting for the 10 minutes to pass, mix the flour, rolled oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. When the 10 minutes are up, remove the pan from the refrigerator and add the vanilla, the egg, and the extra egg yolk and mix well.
Add the flour mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and the second type of chips of your choice. Place parchment paper on your baking sheet. Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball using your palms. Set on the parchment paper on your baking sheet. When the sheet is full, place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. After the 30 minutes, take the baking sheet from the refrigerator and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are golden in color. Remove from parchment paper to a cooling rack to allow cookies to cool completely.
Makes 24 cookies.