It started from FannieFarmer's chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I altered it slightly to suit me.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar (sucanat would work fine)
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (I usually use whole wheat, since that's what I have)
1/2 cup oats ( I use quick oats; regular rolled would work for a more textured cookie)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
200 g (2 bars here) of semi-sweet chocolate, cut into chunks*
*Note: the original recipe calls for 1 cup semi sweet chips. I LOVE chocolate, and was amazed to find this to be enough (I usually add more than whatever the recipe calls for). I only switched to the bars for the size of the chunks. If this is not important to you, the chips would work fine.
**And, if you're not into a chunky cookie, you can omit the oatmeal and add 1/8 c flour. A regular chocolate chip cookie with this recipe is delicious.
- Mix the butter & sugars together, add egg & vanilla
- Mix the flour, oats, baking soda & salt together & add to the first mixture
- Add in the chocolate chunks or chips
- Chill till firm, then roll into 1 inch balls, placed 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
And yes, that's a glass of (gasp) cow's milk in the picture. Which I recommend for taste, not for health. And that's also the only reason to make these cookies.
Enjoy! But only once in a while.