The Best Cookies Ever

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My aunt has always made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies.  Seriously, they are the best and luckily for us, she pretty much has them on hand every time we see her and she insists that we all take some home with us.

I have tried on various occasions to recreate her cookies and I can get pretty close, but not exactly the same.  A few weekends ago L and I decided to make a batch.  L is always up for baking, so we try to do it as much as we can.  There are a few things that are different about this recipe than other ones, like the blended oatmeal and the fact that they need to be mixed by hand.  No KitchenAid mixer here.

My Helper
Mixing the old fashioned way.
Does the Pioneer Women's husband help out shirtless in the kitchen? Mine does 😉
More mixing!
Mixed and ready for the oven!
Baking away
Almost done.
So yummy!

Luckily Aunt Karen’s recipe is not a secret (she didn’t create it, but I’m pretty sure she perfected it), so I think it’s fine to share.
Aunt Karen’s Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter (let butter soften a few hours before starting the cookies.  Do not soften in the microwave).
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12oz. chocolate chips

Directions: Cream together softened butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  Blend in blender 2 1/2 cups oatmeal (measure first and then blend until powdery).  Mix dry ingredients (flour, blended oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and baking powder) together.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter / sugar mixture.  Add chocolate chips.  Drop golf ball sized cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet & bake for 8 1/2 minutes @ 375 degrees.  The cookies will not look cooked.  Let cook on the sheet for a few minutes before removing.

A few tips:
-Do not use a mixer (hand or tabletop).  The cookies turn out way better when you mix by hand.
-Do not substitute the butter with margarine.
-Take cookies out after 8 1/2 minutes.  Do not be scared they look raw.

If you make them, be sure to let me know what you think.  They won’t disappoint you (if you follow the instructions anyways)!

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Kelly

    Yumm! Those look so yummy! I must try those sometime.

    Just a heads up….. Your amazon box post says page not found.

    Have a great week!

    1. Jennifer

      I know. I posted it too soon by mistake! consider it a sneak peek!!

  2. Amanda

    I love the Shirtless Hubby pic, both because of the Shirtless Hubby (duh!) and because L has his ears covered. My kids do the same thing!

    1. Jennifer

      lol! I knew you’d like it!!

  3. Cindy

    I bet they’re good!! Is this the same recipe your mom uses….’cause hers are really good! Let me know when Aunt Karen sells the dough in a roll for slice and bake!! LOL 😉

  4. Carolyn

    Yumm! I have to try these, they look good.

  5. Dani

    These are SO yummy. Like Cindy, I would prefer a roll though that I could just slice and bake.

  6. Katie

    I’m so going to make these! They look like just the recipe I’ve been wanting.

    Wish I read this a couple of hours ago! I have kitchen sink cookies in the oven now.

    Thanks for the recipe and the shirtless hubby pic! Wish I was in a warmer part of the world again right about now 🙂

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