Saturday, August 7, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we went up to Santa Rosa and ate at Guy Fieri's restaurant, Johnny Garlic's. It was really so good! All the food we saw looked amazing and the taste was no let down. There were a lot of things we wanted to try, we wish there was one closer. Anyway, we didn't have a happy baby for most of the trip, she didn't want to be in her carseat, and when she wasn't, she wanted to be runnin around, not strapped into her stroller or ergo. Can I just tell you how crazy she made us?? Throwing fits in Best Buy when I tried to hold her or stop her from running away, screaming in the car because she wanted out of her seat and she was hungry and tired yet wouldn't eat when I tried to feed her. I always find it a little funny when people are surprised when I say she's like this. Sometimes when people are around she'll be good and cute, but other times she's very dramatic and will go crazy if you stop her from doing what she wants. It's a good thing she's cute. That was a long rambling, i'm sorry, you can tell what kind of day it's been. So when we got home and put her to bed, all I wanted were some cookies and to relax. In my file of "need to make" recipes these were the ones that I had everything for and were fast and easy. Nothing fancy or out of the ordinary, but that's what's best sometimes. Something familiar and comforting. And they were good, I ate a whole batch by myself.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups of flour

1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups of uncooked old fashioned oats
12 ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions :
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
2. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl until creamy.
3. Add eggs, milk and vanilla extract; beat well.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well.
5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
6. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for a crisp cookie.
7. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire rack to cool completely
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  1. Hey, that's me! I'm always super shocked when you tell me she isn't cute and adorable 24/7.
    Was the restaurant expensive?? I'm glad you guys had some fun!
    Hmmmm, cookies.

  2. No it wasn't expensive. Atleast lunch wasn't (like $10-$15) dinner was like $15+ but still not bad